Growing a tash for charity cash

Mo Bros from Pilgrim Hospitals estates and facilities team.
Mo Bros from Pilgrim Hospitals estates and facilities team.

Colleagues at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital have raised more than £1,000 for male health causes in a tash-for-cash charity effort.

About two dozen members of the hospital’s estates and facilities team grew moustaches in support of Movember.

The campaign sees men sponsored to grow a moustache for November in aid of The Movember Foundation.

In all, the team raised £1,175 for the foundation, helped by a raffle of prizes donated by local businesses.

Engineer Billy White said: “We started it off as a bit of a laugh but within 15 minutes we had raised £100.

“Staff at Pilgrim Hospital have been really supportive and local businesses have been very generous. We’ve not only received donations of money but also food and some Movember-themed beer.”

The charity drive also saw engineer Jim Bland shave his beard after promising he would part with it if the team raised £100.

Billy added: “Jim has had a beard since 1985. When he shaved it off, his grandkids and dogs didn’t recognise him – he was a really good sport.”