Staff grow moustaches

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Workers at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are growing moustaches as part of Movember.

Movember is a worldwide campaign where men grow a moustache to raise awareness and money for prostate and testicular cancer.

For the third year running, staff from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust will be taking part.

The group, which last year raised £482, was set up by the IT departments Nigel Firth and Chris Bilsborough. The pair are bringing men from across the trust together in sporting unsightly facial hair.

Chris Bilsborough, an IT technical lead, said: “It is great fun being involved in such a recognisable and international health campaign.

“There is a sense of unity among everyone who takes part and whether you suit a moustache or not, you’ll be a walking advertisement and raising awareness about some common cancers in men so it’s worth i.

“We’ll also be raising money to support Movember UK’s chosen charities which are Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.”

Men start November cleanly shaven and let their moustache flourish until the end of the month. The official rules state there should be no joining of the moustache to the sideburns as that is considered a beard and there should be no joining of the handlebars to the chin as that is a goatee.

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