A BUSINESSMAN attracted a fair share of attention after sporting half a moustache for his latest fund-raiser.
Arthur Diaper, a director in Diaper Poultry Ltd, in Haughley New Street, maintained the eye-catching half-handlebar ’tache for five weeks – raising more than £1,000 for armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
He had it shaved off at the King’s Head pub, in Hadleigh, last week.
The 59-year-old started growing the moustache last April and cut off half of it during a skiiing trip in January.
He said: “When I’ve been out and about in the supermarket I’ve had some funny looks from people.
“Some were brave enough to ask me about it and I told them that if they wanted to know then it would cost them.
“I’ve had pledges from companies and I hope to be in excess of £1,000.”
In a creative twist to cover up the missing half, Mr Diaper asked Frobishers hairdressers, in Stowmarket, to make him half a moustache to wear for certain occasions.
He has completed similar charity fund-raisers in the past.
About two years ago, he amassed £1,200 for Help for Heroes after keeping half a moustache for 24 days.
Mr Diaper has also collected more than £2,000 for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Children in Need.