Movember men help with fantastic fund-raiser

Movember Paramedics: Kettering: Paramedics at the Kettering Ambulance Station are growing their moustaches for Movember. 'Back row l-r Ricky Jeffs, Liam Dunn, Steven Binder-Pollard, Tim Craddock, Dave Harley, Martin Claydon. Front row l-r Dean Carey, Kev Marlow, Keith Rutherford,  Sam Sears'Wednesday 21st November 2012

Movember Paramedics: Kettering: Paramedics at the Kettering Ambulance Station are growing their moustaches for Movember. 'Back row l-r Ricky Jeffs, Liam Dunn, Steven Binder-Pollard, Tim Craddock, Dave Harley, Martin Claydon. Front row l-r Dean Carey, Kev Marlow, Keith Rutherford, Sam Sears'Wednesday 21st November 2012

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Groups of men from across the county have put in a fan-tache-tic effort to raise money for charity this November.

A large amount of people have let their moustaches grow to extremes as they take part in this year’s Movember campaign.

Movember Paramedics: Kettering: Paramedics at the Kettering Ambulance Station are growing their moustaches for Movember. 'Back row l-r Ricky Jeffs, Liam Dunn, Steven Binder-Pollard, Tim Craddock, Dave Harley, Martin Claydon. Front row l-r Dean Carey, Kev Marlow, Keith Rutherford,  Sam Sears'Wednesday 21st November 2012

Movember Paramedics: Kettering: Paramedics at the Kettering Ambulance Station are growing their moustaches for Movember. 'Back row l-r Ricky Jeffs, Liam Dunn, Steven Binder-Pollard, Tim Craddock, Dave Harley, Martin Claydon. Front row l-r Dean Carey, Kev Marlow, Keith Rutherford, Sam Sears'Wednesday 21st November 2012

The annual event raises funds and awareness for men’s health, particularly prostate and testicular cancer.

A group of paramedics based in Kettering have been taking part and have now raised more than £1,000.

The paramedic “mobros” started off as a group of eight but more than 15 people have joined in.

Sam Sears, the paramedic organising the fundraising, said: “It is fantastic to raise awareness and money for a fantastic cause, and something that could affect a lot of us.

Movember Paramedics: Kettering: Paramedics at the Kettering Ambulance Station are growing their moustaches for Movember. 'Back row l-r Ricky Jeffs, Liam Dunn, Steven Binder-Pollard, Tim Craddock, Dave Harley, Martin Claydon. Front row l-r Dean Carey, Kev Marlow,  Sam Sears. In front Keith Rutherford, 'Wednesday 21st November 2012

Movember Paramedics: Kettering: Paramedics at the Kettering Ambulance Station are growing their moustaches for Movember. 'Back row l-r Ricky Jeffs, Liam Dunn, Steven Binder-Pollard, Tim Craddock, Dave Harley, Martin Claydon. Front row l-r Dean Carey, Kev Marlow, Sam Sears. In front Keith Rutherford, 'Wednesday 21st November 2012

“Being ‘mobros’ has also been great for team-building and cameraderie.”

The team of paramedics are competing against other teams of emergency services and armed forces to see who can raise the most money in the country in the UK Heroes in Uniform Challenge – they are currently seventh.

Elsewhere, office workers at City Electrical Factors (CEF), at Phoenix Parkway, in Corby, have joined in with this year’s Movember and they are trying to raise as much money as possible.

Branch manager Andy Barnes said: “There are eight lads taking part in our office and so far we have raised up to £150 and we are hoping to raise in excess of £300.

“We wanted to do it because we feel it was a worthwhile cause and a great cause to show our support for.

“It is great fun and our customers find it quite amusing seeing everyone with their taches.”

Meanwhile, a Kettering hair salon, Turner and Warren Hair Design, is offering a free ‘Mo Bro Taches to Ashes’ trim and shape to all customers who are men who buy the £10 wash, cut and style offered throughout December.

Salon manager Georgina Turner said: “Movember is such a great cause and I look forward to donating £1 to Prostate Cancer UK for every moustache I encounter in the salon over the next few weeks.”

Both groups are hoping to raise as much as possible and you can sponsor the Kettering paramedics at www.mobro.co/samsears and the workers at CEF at www.mobro.co/harrisonboddington.