Hairy Mo bros raise more than £1,000

Mo Bros  Pete Boekestyn and Mike Trebbick
Mo Bros Pete Boekestyn and Mike Trebbick
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Two colleagues at a Spalding print firm are celebrating raising more than £1,000 with the end of Movember just a whisker away.

Pete Boekestyn, general manager of Welland Print Ltd, and his managing director Mike Trebbick started growing moustaches at the beginning of the month to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

Normally clean-shaven and confessing he has been bald since he was 25, Pete said: “I am overwhelmed with the sponsorship so far.

“If you had told me I would raise £100 I would have been happy, so £646 so far is fantastic, and over a £1,000 between us is brilliant.

“For me, I know the Friday wig wearing has been a key factor, as people comment all week that they can’t wait to see what wig I’ll be wearing.

“I have been told it suits me, the moustache not the wig. However, it is coming off, eventually!

“I have a business meeting in Cambridge on December 3 with two clients who both generously donated, so I promised they could see it in all its glory.”

The national campaign has already raised £7 million towards research and treatment for prostate and testicular cancer.

Pete said: “I also know there are other Mo bros in Spalding, so well done to them, too, we’ve just been lucky enough to get the publicity.

Mike said: “Both Pete and I are delighted with the response to our Movember sponsorship to date. My total is at £385 at present and even though the Welland Print figure is already £1,000 we are still hoping there is a little more to come.

“The biggest problem that both Pete and I have is that the mo growth is totally grey and makes us look and probably feel years older than we really are.

“I can’t wait for December 1 to get the razor working at full speed.

“We’d both like to say a very big thank you to all family, friends and business contacts who have donated to this important men’s health charity.”

To make a donation, visit www.movember.com For help and where to get advice about prostrate cancer, visit http://prostatecanceruk.org