Burnham-On-Sea’s Lowe’s Barber Shop, with some of its customers and friends, have raised over £700 for charity by taking part in this year’s Movember initiative.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.
During the month the individuals collected donations – and finished with a Charity Evening and Shave Off at the barber shop in Burnham-On-Sea High Street on Friday (November 30th).
Barber Shop Owner and Team Captain Michael Lowe said: “I’m extremely grateful for all the donations received, together we’ve raised over £700!”
“We wanted to help ‘change the face of men’s health’ by raising awareness of men’s health issues with something that is related to our industry of Barbering, Movember was the obvious choice.”
“Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide. In the United Kingdom, 75% of suicides are men. We want people to know ‘it’s okay to not be okay’ and reach out!”
The team of moustache growers – dubbed ‘Lowe’s Bro’s’ – included Paul Aston, Michael Lowe, Colin Rodd, Ed Welstead, Rich Gardiner-White, Wayne Barrett and Liam Michael.
The Raffle Hamper was won by Vivian Aston. More information about The Movember Foundation and the Team can be found at https://moteam.co/lowe-s-bro-s. Anyone wishing to make a donation can also do so there.
Pictured: The Burnham-On-Sea team at the end of their month-long Movember fundraiser (Photos Paul Aston Photography)