Stowmarket and District Lions member braves the shave for Movember

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A member of the Lions Club of Stowmarket and District has had his moustache removed for the first time in 40 years to support Movember.

Lion Roger Wallis took the plunge on Tuesday when visiting the Turkish Barbers shop at Old Fox Yard, in Stowmarket.

Mr Wallis, along with fellow Lions, are supporting the charity by raising funds and creating awareness of men’s health issues by growing back his moustache.

The Movember Foundational is an international charity that tackles some of the biggest issues facing men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health/suicide prevention.

Lions Press officer Rob Hale said: “I am relatively new to the Lions and I was amazed to find that this is the first time the group have been involved with Movember.

“There are around 50 members in the group and, because of our ages, many of us have either got a beard or moustache so it is quite fitting really.

“Roger’s visit to the barbers was amazing.

“He was accompanied by two lifelong friends and his wife Bev, as they knew it would be very traumatic time for him.

“We’re hoping to raise as much as possible.Hopefully it might be something we can do on a yearly basis.”

Mr Hale thanked the Turkish Barbers for giving up their time for free.

So far, more than £250 has already been pledged. Anyone else wishing to donate can do so by visiting: of-stowmarket-district