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Sports writers aim to raise ‘mo’ money for charity

A group of journalists are proving they are good sports by taking part in an annual fundraising effort which sees men grow moustaches to raise money for a men’s cancer charity.

Nine members of the Archant Norfolk Sports Desk, which includes daily titles the Norwich Evening News and Eastern Daily Press, will take part in Movember.

The global charity event involves growing a moustache throughout the month of November to raise funds and awareness for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Nine sports journalists at Archant Norfolk will take part in Movember

Taking part in the challenge will be Peter Raven, head of sport Chris Lakey, Phil Banyard, Matt Chambers, Michael Bailey, Mark Armstrong, Milton Lindsay, David Thorpe and Norwich City columnist David Powles.

The nine have pledged to be ‘Mo bros’ with Matt promising to sprout a trucker’s moustache and Phil claiming that growing facial hair makes him look like a criminal.

Michael took part in the charity event last year making him a Movember veteran.

The team have already raised over £250. To donate log onto and click on the ‘Donate to Team’ button on the left-hand side under the profile picture.

Throughout the month new pictures will be added to the gallery as the team’s facial fur takes shape.

Last year £10.3 million was raised in the UK which went directly to The Prostate Cancer Charity who funded the campaign costs and managed the monetary investment into prostate cancer programs.


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  • November 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    This is great news. I am absolutely bowled over by this story.

    next…I’ll be talking to Norfolk’s youngest butcher.

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