A CANCER survivor came up with a fan-tache-tic way to raise money for charity.
Steve “Stevie” Griffiths, from Heswall, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2009 while his wife Nikki was pregnant with their first child together.
After an operation and chemotherapy, the 37-year-old was given the all-clear and now has annual check-ups.
Inspired by national moustache charity challenge Movember, he decided to take on his own ‘tache-growing challenge to say thank you to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre for the care he received after his diagnosis.
He has been joined by 15 friends and workmates – and their stiff upper lips will come under scrutiny at a shave off at the Harvest Mouse, Heswall on December 1 at 1pm.
The dad-of-four said: “I’m one of the lucky ones but I know there are a hell of a lot of people who are not so lucky.
“I’ve been thinking about doing something for a while and this is my way of giving something back.
“It started as a bit of fun then my missus sorted out the shave off. It started with a handful of people coming along and it’s getting bigger and bigger.
“It’s going well but we’re all a bit itchy at the minute!”
Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/ stevie-griffiths