Moustache + November = Movember. In the UK, it's an annual charity event when "Mo Bros" grow moustaches — and other optional furry facial adornments — to spark 30 days of conversation and fundraising for men's health issues.
Nine hirsute chaps on the Infor Support Team in Manchester, UK, took up the hairy challenge. These Mo Bros were joined by a few Mo Sistas (masked in albeit artificial nose whiskers).
"It's our third year as the 'In 4 A Tash' Mo Bro team," explains team captain Don Whiley. "I think my 'Monkey Tail' along with Tim Randles' 'Wing Commander' 'staches were the pick of the bunch creatively, but all the efforts of the team were superb. Personally, I had lots of comments and double-takes while out and about, and my wife kindly commented that I look like a 'Monkey's [derriere]!' Tim's wife named his a 'Monstrosity' - all in good fun, I think."
Whiley says many men's health issues are overlooked by the world. These include prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. The Movember Foundation notes that "the poor state of men's health is largely due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues men face, and men are often reluctant to take action when they do not feel physically or mentally well." The foundation is working to improve health outcomes for men in 21 countries.
"The chaps did such a great job — and put up with a lot of jokes," said Ian Whitaker, Infor Support Operations team lead in Manchester. "It is a great cause and good fun."
Above: Some of the In 4 A Tash chaps at the end of their charity-raising Movember: back row, David Parkinson, John Hoy, Tim Randles; front row, Derek Walton, Don Whiley, Gregg Haggis.
Homepage: In 4 A Tash captain Don Whiley sports his "Monkey Tail."