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05 February 2008

The Magnificent Moustache Seven

Seven web developers and programmers have raised £500 for charity by growing moustaches.

The ‘magnificent moustache seven’ as they’ve been nicknamed by their colleagues at Senior Internet in Mapperley, Nottingham. They gave up shaving during September as they supported Everyman’s Tacheback Initiative.

Joe Dizan, Chris Moseley, Andy Faulkner, Chris Merton, Alton Powell, Steve Duckworth and Roger Hunt attracted just £400 in sponsorship money, with their boss Pete Senior chipping in to bring the total to £500.

Last year the moustache growing marathon raised £165,000 towards Everyman’s life saving research.

“When I read that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15 to 45 and that the number of cases are increasing dramatically I was alarmed,” says Joe Dizan, who organized the Senior effort. “Getting everyone involved wasn’t difficult and we’ve really enjoyed growing our tashes and raising money for Everyman. In fact, some of the lads have had so much fun with their new found facial hair they’re seriously thinking about not shaving them off!”

As well helping to fund research into testicular cancer, the money raised by Senior Internet and others, will also be used to discover more about prostate cancer. Prostate cancer has now replaced lung cancer as the UK’s most common cancer in men, says Everyman.

“Cases of testicular and prostate cancer are widespread but you rarely hear anyone talk about them,” says Senior Internet boss, Pete Senior. “Hopefully the effort of the team here at Senior and our donation to Everyman will go towards making a difference.”