Funds ‘grow’ for men’s health

Bury firefighters showing their support for Movember.   Left to right -  Firefighter Paul Shattock, Crew Commander Steve Simmons, firefighter Eric Taylor, firefighter Ian Hemsley, firefighter John Roderick, firefighter Julian Loader and watch commander Bruce Moye.

Bury firefighters showing their support for Movember. Left to right - Firefighter Paul Shattock, Crew Commander Steve Simmons, firefighter Eric Taylor, firefighter Ian Hemsley, firefighter John Roderick, firefighter Julian Loader and watch commander Bruce Moye.

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HANDLEBARS and pencils were among the facial hair styles of choice for fund-raisers in Bury St Edmunds last month.

Teams of males across the town grew moustaches or beards in aid of the national campaign Movember, which aims to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

To raise money for prostate cancer, as part of the annual Movember campaign, members of staff at the Masons Arms have got involved in growing moustaches

To raise money for prostate cancer, as part of the annual Movember campaign, members of staff at the Masons Arms have got involved in growing moustaches

Those who took part included about 20 firefighters at Bury Fire Station.

Crew member John Roderick said: “In the fire service there are very strict rules about having too much facial hair. We would like to thank our officers for turning a blind eye to us having slightly more than usual.”

Visit http://uk.movember.com/donate/team-details/id/409452/searchTerm/Red+Watch+Bury+St+Edmunds to donate.

Meanwhile, staff and customers at the Masons Arms, in Whiting Street, formed a team ‘Too Hot to Handlebar’ and amassed £1,003 through their beards, a treasure hunt and open mic nights.