MOVEMBER is in full swing across Wirral.
At Birkenhead’s Grange and Pyramids shopping centre security officer Sean Cunningham is leading the campaign to raise awareness for mens’ cancers and has encouraged eight other guards to take part.
Movember involves men growing a moustache for the whole of November after begining the month clean-shaven.
Mr Cunningham said: “It is all about raising awareness about men’s health but it is also a bit of a laugh and I suppose helps men talk about these difficult subjects in a jokey way, without being too serious about it all.
“It is not something which men talk about very regularly and I do think this is a really good way of getting men thinking about it and encouraging them to go and get checked if they do have any concerns.”
Money raised by the team will go to Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.
Money can be donated to the team in the Grange and Pyramids shopping Centre or online at uk.movember.com.
In Liscard the Boot pub is putting on an entire month of events, with every Saturday in November dedicated to raising awareness and money.
The pub has its own Movember photo booth to encourage everyone to log the progress of their ever-growing facial hair.
Sarah Wilson, Manager of the Boot said: “We are selling tash cakes everyday and we sell wristbands for £5, it’s our way or raising money. When people buy a wristband they get drinks offers to encourage people to buy them.
“On November 24 it’s our big fundraising event because it’s the last Saturday in November. We are doing competitions with the moustaches - the person with the most unique moustache gets a £50 bar tab and there are other prizes to be given away.”
Last year £79.3 million was raised worldwide by the Movember campaign.