Burnham-On-Sea Lowes barber shop Movember team

A whopping £1,500 has been raised by a team of fundraisers from a Burnham-On-Sea barber shop by growing moustaches during ‘Movember’.

Team Lowe’s Bro’s spent the month growing, pruning and donning moustaches of different shapes and styles, some with more success than others to raise awareness of men’s health.

“The response has been unbelievable with conversations about mental health being started, and the whole shop has been discussing all types of issues openly,” said shop owner Mike Lowe.

“We’ve also been hounding you all for donations and you are all amazing, with an incredible amount of over £1,500 collected this year! Thank you so much for the bottom of our hearts!”

The Movember initiative started 15 years ago as a way to get people talking about men’s health issues and raise money through donations to charities on behalf of those taking part.

Since that time, it has become a global movement listed as one of the top 100 global non-Governmental organisations raising over $600million for various charities.

The key aims of growing a moustache as part of Movember are the raising of funds for male cancer charities and mental health foundations and raising awareness of issues men often don’t discuss around their health.

Pictured: The last day of the month saw some of the team gather before the ‘Clean Shave’ to mark the end of the fundraiser (Paul Aston Photography)


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