At a time of year when men across the country are growing moustaches for charity, a council chief in Lincolnshire has shaved off his beloved forty year old 'tasche.
Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive at the City of Lincoln Council, pledged that if his staff raised enough money for charity, he'd lose the facial hair he's been cultivating for most of his life. See the emotional moment he said farewell to it, above.
A council chief in Lincolnshire has turned the idea of 'Movember' on its head by shaving off the moustache he's been growing for almost forty years.
Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive at the City of Lincoln Council, pledged that if his staff raised enough money for charity, he'd lose the facial hair he's been cultivating for most of his life.
Staff have already managed to raise over £500 and now Mr Taylor's clean-shaven for the first time in thirty-eight years.
'Movember' normally sees men agreeing to grow a moustache for the duration of November to raise money for charity.
As millions of men across the world take up the Movember challenge, Calendar's Jon Mitchell demonstrates some of the more fashionable facial hair options.
Jim Thompson, who had his prostate removed after being diagnosed with cancer has created a calendar to raise money for the Prostate Cancer UK charity.
Jim and a few friends friends posed for the 'Fat Old Men Naked' calendar.
Jim's cancer has since spread to his lymph nodes and he remains committed to raising awareness of the disease.
Have a look at some of the shots below:
Special edition "Mo-Trains" with moustaches are being launched today to promote Movember.
Rail staff and customers at Leeds station will have the chance to get clean shaven in preparation for the thirty day challenge.
Last year, more than a million people took part in the campaign, raising £92m.
Deaths as a result of prostate cancer have fallen by a fifth since the early 1990s, according to a report published today to coincide with the beginning of Movember.
Cancer Research UK, who carried out the report, believe the reduction is largely due to new approaches to treatment.
The research shows earlier and more widespread use of therapy and radical surgery have contributed to the falling death rate, but it calls for a test to distinguish between harmless and aggressive prostate cancers to 'help doctors understand which patients are most at risk.'
Began in 2003 in Melbourne with 30 fundraisers.
Men are challenged to get sponsorship to grow moustaches during November to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health
By 2007 Movember expands from Australia and New Zealand to include the UK, US, Spain and Canada.
2012 saw more than one million men across 21 countries raise £92m
Movember ranked in the top 100 charities by the Global Journal based on three key criteria: impact, innovation and sustainability
Since 2003, £276m raised by over three million men
Watch out for unshaven men and stubble rash as men across the world are ditching their razors and growing moustaches to raise funds and awareness for mens' health issues.
The campaign focuses on prostate and testicular cancer and mental health and has generated over £276m since beginning in 2003.