Hair raising month could mean £5,000 for charity

Movember, Roundwood Trading have grown moustaches for prostate cancer charity.
Movember, Roundwood Trading have grown moustaches for prostate cancer charity.

The Christmas spirit arrived early when customers, suppliers and friends of a Mayfield company rallied to their Movember cause, donating more than £3,000.

Twelve staff at Round Wood, Newick Lane, started the month clean shaven with the hope of raising £1,000 for charities supported by the annual event, including Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.

They have already achieved triple that and a final total of between £4,000 and £5,000 is hoped for.

Donations have come in from a variety of amazing sources and from all corners of the globe, incluing France Germany and even China.

Other sponsors include local MP Charles Hendry and, of course, many friends and family members.

“The reaction to this month has been unbelievable,” said MD Zac Soudain, who won the ‘Man of Movember’ award after collecting the most sponsorship.

“Everybody around us really rallied to our cause; I really cannot thank them enough.”

Commenting on his impressive ‘Trucker’; style moustache, he added: ‘It is really itchy. I cannot wait to get it off. But it has all definitely been worth it.”

Other moustache styles on display at Round Wood included ‘The Mexican’ and ‘The Major,’ as well as one dyed purple.

General Manager Trevor Stratford performed a ‘Reverse Movember’, with a hairless top lip for the month after sporting a moustache for 32 years.