Fan-TASH-tic charity effort for Movember

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IF OVER the past few weeks the man in your life has suddenly sprouted a moustache, it is probably for a good cause.

Movember was launched at the beginning of the month and acts to encourage men to grow a moustache throughout the four weeks to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues.

In particular prostate and testicular cancer is targeted in the initiative in a bid to get more men to be aware of the signs and get checked.

Now as Movember comes to a close and many men who have been supporting the campaign are looking to free up their faces of their hairy additions, a Hucknall barber is offering his services.

Martin Jackson, of Jackson’s on Derbyshire Lane, will be giving moustache-wearing men the chance to get clean shaven on Saturday December 1.

“I’ve had a few customers come in and say their newly-grown moustaches are driving them crazy but are worried how they can remove them easily and without pain,” said Martin. “So I thought I would offer to do it for them to save them the hassle and ask them to make a donation for testicular cancer research.”

From 8.30 am to 4 pm, Martin will be trimming, cutting and shearing all styles of moustaches from handlebars to classic curlies.

One of Martin’s regulars Michael Blatherwick from Papplewick, will be one of the first customers to clean up his act and thinks it is a great way to raise money.

“In July a good friend of mine, Robb Hunt, formerly of Coronation Road, lost his four year battle with testicular cancer aged just 40,” said Michael. “I am doing this in Robb’s memory and to raise awareness and money for testicular cancer research.”

Donations can also be made via the charity’s website http://uk.movember.com/mospace/4924397.

OUR PHOTO shows Michael Blatherwick’s ‘tash getting some attention from barber Martyn Abbott — DISPIC NHUD12-2970-1.