Growing a ‘tasch’ nets £500 for charity

Kevin Warburton
Kevin Warburton

A ST Helens man raised £500 - by donating his upper lip to charity.

Kevin Warburton and colleagues Phil Eckersley and Russell Sime all took part in the annual Movember charity stunt, where men acorss the land grow tasches throughout the month of November in aid of cancer charities.

But despite raising a bumper sum, Mr Warburton, of St Helens at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care, admits it was a relief to rid himself of his itchy companion.

The dad-of-four said: “As an at-home care provider we are aware that many men, and particularly older men in fact, are often reluctant to get help.

“Movember is a great campaign as it helps to not only raise awareness of men’s health issues, but also to a challenge the social norm of these things going unsaid!”

He added: “My moustache grew very quickly indeed and as a result I was extremely relieved when the end of the month arrived so I could have it shaved off and Cameron’s Barbers in St Helens kindly offered to rid me of my Mo on the house!

“I would like to thank everyone who sponsored and supported the team and I on our Mo-mission, as between us we have raised over £500 for the cause. I must admit, I won’t miss my moustache, but will gladly grow another for Movember next year!”

The funds raised are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.