rescue crews raise £600 during 'Movember' fundraiser
of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard and the town's rescue hovercraft
charity BARB have raised hundreds of pounds for a prostate cancer
charity by taking part in a moustache-growing fundraiser.
The crewmembers were among the many thousands of sportsmen, celebrities
and fundraisers across the world who took part in 'Movember',
where men left their upper lips unshaven for the whole of the
"We are really pleased to have helped raise awareness about
prostate cancer and also raised £600," Burnham Coastguard
Station Officer Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"There were over a dozen crewmen taking part here in Burnham
- and two women who painted on moustaches! We're really grateful
for all the kind support from local people who have backed us."
Funds from Movember went to the Prostate Cancer charity and the
Institute of Cancer Research. Last year, the campaign attracted
nearly 450,000 willing moustache-growers across the globe, who
between them raised £48.5million.
Pictured: The Burnham Coastguard and BARB crews taking part
in the 'Movember' campaign with their new facial hair!