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Month with a Magnum force moustache

By Shepton Mallet Journal  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

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WELLS vet Greg Elliott-Moustache grew his namesake during November to raise money for cancer charities.

Mr Moustache had never grown a moustache before felt 2013 "the right time".

Mr Moustache said: "It went really well. The moustache grew on me, quite literally, but it's not staying – much to the relief of my colleagues.

"I've raised over £100 and still counting, people wanted to see the final article. I was hoping for a bushy Tom Selleck number.

"I won't be doing it again for a while, but it was definitely worth it.

"I did a lot of local media and the radio which was really fun to do, and clients and customers donated – I've never raised that much money for charity before."

Movember started in 2003 when a group of 30 grew moustaches for the month of November. It has now become a worldwide phenomenon that raises millions of pounds each for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health charities.

When Mr Moustache embarked on his moustache journey he said he was growing his moustache to increase the profile of animal health, as well as raise money for charity. He said: "It's a good idea to use this to raise awareness of canine prostate cancer, in dogs. The main reason for Movember is for men but where we work it's in dogs."

To sponsor Mr Moustache's moustache, visit uk.movember.com/mospace/8241009

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