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"No Mo' for me!" says Lincoln Council Chief

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.

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Council boss loses 40-year moustache

Andrew Taylor - Chief Executive at City of Lincoln Council Credit: ITV Calendar

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.

Clean-shaven Andrew Taylor Credit: ITV Calendar

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.

West Yorkshire cancer sufferer poses for charity calendar

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:

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Prostate cancer deaths fall by 20%

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.'

Movember - What's it all about?

  • 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

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