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Movember moustaches raising funds for cancer research

(l-r) are Rob Watts, Andrew Winstanley, Rory Daly, Gurpreet Bassi, Sue Randell, Jonathan Hackett, Brian Hughes, Rob McPhillips and Les Balla.

Hair today and, for most Movemberers at property agents CPBigwood … gone tomorrow!

Eleven members of staff grew moustaches as part of the world-wide campaign to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health including prostate and testicular cancer.

Their contribution will exceed £2,000.

“Pretty gruesome and very uncomfortable,” quipped senior partner Rory Daly, whose razor was on red alert for days ahead of the month’s end.

“But worth it for such a good cause. However I was not remotely tempted to keep it!”

Sue Randell, team captain and head of marketing & PR, added: “The whole thing has been such fun – it’s been a real morale booster for the office. There’s been plenty of banter.

“We are hoping to get the final total up to the £3,000 mark which is a great achievement.”

Others of the fuzz-on-top-lip brigade were Jonnie Hackett, Les Balla, Matt Hill, Andrew Winstanley, Brian Hughes, Richard Gosnay, Rob Watts, Gurpreet Bassi, George Brittain and Rob McPhillips.

It is estimated that one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and this year will see 40,000 new cases of the disease in the UK alone. Forty-seven per cent of testicular cancer cases occur in men aged under 35 and over 90 per cent in men under 55.