Handlebar ‘tache raises cash

CALL FUZZ: Mark Heselden has been growing a moustache for Movember and hopes to have raised �500 for charity.
CALL FUZZ: Mark Heselden has been growing a moustache for Movember and hopes to have raised �500 for charity.
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A SOLICITOR has been growing some less-than-fashionable facial fuzz to raise money for prostate cancer.

Mark Heselden, managing partner at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite in Friars Street, Sudbury, took up the Movember challenge, which encourages men to down their razors for all of November to raise awareness and funds to combat the disease.

“I’ve never grown a moustache or a beard, so it’s been a completely new experience,” said Mr Heselden.

“The main consideration you’ve got when you start is style – you even get sent a ‘menu’ when you sign up.

“Most people wanted me to go for the ‘ice road trucker’ look, but I have modelled it on Frans Thijssen, who played for Ipswich Town in the late 1970s.

“He was a schoolboy hero so I thought I’d go for that look. It’s really itchy.”

Mr Heselden set himself a target of raising £500 for the cause. He decided to get involved due to his personal experience of prostate cancer.

“My father and uncle have both suffered from it and it is one of those things that people don’t want to talk about, even though it will probably affect most men in some way during their lives,” he said.

To make a donation, visit Mr Heselden’s ‘Mospace’ at www.mobro.co/markheselden.