Mo bros and sisters in Royston find quirky ways to raise cash for Movember

PUBLISHED: 17:02 01 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:48 01 December 2015

Left to right: Perri Gentry, Gregg Jackson, Mitch Cooper, Roberto Gwynne, James Meredith, Dan Bond, Reece King 
Front row: Ada Cambridge, (manager) Courtney Copeland. Kevin Wilson (assistant manger). Photo taken by Kev Richards.

Left to right: Perri Gentry, Gregg Jackson, Mitch Cooper, Roberto Gwynne, James Meredith, Dan Bond, Reece King Front row: Ada Cambridge, (manager) Courtney Copeland. Kevin Wilson (assistant manger). Photo taken by Kev Richards.

Kevrich66@hotmail.com

Mo bros and sisters across Royston and district found some unique ways to sprout fuzzy facial hair last month in the name of global charity event Movember.

Chris Lee grew his 'down and out' moustache.Chris Lee grew his 'down and out' moustache.

April Warburton from Royston religiously donned a faux tache every Saturday throughout November to take part in Wimpole Estate parkrun.

She said: “I decided to join in as my brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June at the age of 48.

“He had surgery and is now recovering, but I wanted to help men in his position so that they seek the help they need and are not embarrassed to talk about the issues surrounding prostate cancer and men’s mental health.”

Bucking the trend, the reserve team at Royston Town Football Club used the money they collected to buy gifts for young Courtney Copeland from Therfield, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy.

April Warburton has been running the Wimpole parkrun with a faux mustache.April Warburton has been running the Wimpole parkrun with a faux mustache.

The team also showed their competitive side in a ‘best moustache’ competition.

With judges from Royston barbers Carlo & Co present to help Courtney decide on a winner, James Meredith was crowned Tash of the Year 2015.

A spokesman for the reserve team said: “We were aware of the national moustache campaign but wanted to do something more local.

“The boys who took part showed exactly the same qualities, dedication, application and enthusiasm as they do on the pitch.

“We would like to thank Royston Town Football Club and chairman Steve Jackson for their contribution.”

No stranger to Movember, Royston’s Chris Lee, who runs community group The Repair Shed, grew his moustache for the third year running.

Not content with just one moustache, he grew two – one across his face and another down the sides of his chin – known in the industry as a ‘down and out’ tache.

His facial hair was so impressive, that it won him first prize, a moustache-shaped doormat, in the national Gadget Inspector competition.

Chris said: “My wife will thank me for that! I’d like to say thank you to everyone in Royston for helping raise money – I am aiming to reach £1,000.”

His fundraising page states that he has already raised an impressive £684 for the cause, which aims to tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

To help Chris Lee reach his £1,000 target you can donate by clicking here.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

12:01

The MP for South Cambridgeshire has organised a public meeting for constituents to discuss their views on Brexit.

Yesterday, 10:03

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.

Yesterday, 09:29

Sandon schoolchildren have visited a farm in the village as part of their local history and geography project.

Yesterday, 00:00

David Joseph Dodds trading as David Dods Transport Ltd of Hillside Farm, Newmarket Road, Royston, Herts SG8 7LZ of 129 London Road, Markyate, St Albans, Herts AL3 8R is applying to change an existing licence as follows To keep an extra 1 goods vehicles and 2 trailers at the operating centre at Hillside Farm, Newmarket Road, Royston, Herts 5G8 7LZ

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy