Tash teams get the ready for Movember rush

It's almost Movember!  BFP photographer Ben Carmichael and sports reporter Sam Murley get a little help from reporter Laura Smith.
It's almost Movember! BFP photographer Ben Carmichael and sports reporter Sam Murley get a little help from reporter Laura Smith.
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OK chaps, it’s time to cultivate your stiff upper lips to help fight prostate cancer.

Movember is the charity whose annual fund raising event is a sponsored moustache growing in November which has funded 577 men’s health projects in 21 countries.

So, whether you plan a toothbrush or handlebar, why not split the proceeds between Movember and the Bury Free Press’ Beat It! appeal to buy a £55,000 prostate probe for West Suffolk Hospital?

The BFP team is currently recruiting volunteers, having miserably failed to find anyone capable of energetic fund raising efforts, such as St Edmund Wheel’s off-road cycle ride in King’s Forest on Sunday (visit www.stedmundswheel.org.uk).

But our stubble growers have been shamed by WSH’s IT staff’s 12-man team who, not content with growing moustaches, will also cycle the equivalent of London to beyond Paris and back.

They will ride two static bikes in the staff restaurant non-stop for 24 hours from 11am on November 15, in shifts to cover about 500 miles.

Chris Lockwood, web content manager said: “We were really keen to support the appeal the Bury Free Press is running and thought the charity cycle and Movember were the perfect opportunity to do just that.”

To sponsor the IT team for Movember, visit http://moteam.co/it-crowd-wsh. Visit www.justgiving.com/ITCrowdWSH to sponsor the 24 hour cycle.

To donate to Beat It!, visit www.justgiving.com/BFP-Beat-It or text Beat59 followed by a space and your donation amount (eg Beat59 £5) to 70070.

For more on Movember, see http://uk.movember.com