He jokes that the only hair on his head is his eyebrows, but a Spalding businessman is planning to change all that for Movember.
By the end of the month, clean-shaven Pete Boekestyn, general manager of Welland Print Ltd, plans to have grown a big handlebar moustache to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
On Friday, Mo Bro Pete launched his fundraiser by also wearing a long wig lent to him by the company cleaner.
But there was no way he was going to let us have a glimpse – until his managing director Mike Trebbick returns from holiday at his villa in Spain and reveals how is own moustache is growing.
Pete said: “We’re doing it together so it would be fair for people to have a peek without him.
“I was going to do it last year but Mike was taken ill and it didn’t seem right to be going around in a girlie wig and handlebar moustache.
“But we talked about it afterwards and decided to do it together this year.
“The cause is very close to my heart as my dad had prostate cancer and we are hoping to raise lots of money and help raise awareness of the disease.”
Every Friday afternoon, Pete plans to wear a different wig just to liven his hair-raising efforts up.
He said: “I thought it would be fun to add a twist and wear a different wig every Friday afternoon while the moustache is growing.
“It’ll be quite something because I’ve been bald since I was 25 so I’m hoping it will attract lots of donations.”
So far Pete has raised £378 and readers can sponsor him on http://mobro.co/peteboekestyn
They can also write a cheque to ‘Movember Europe’, stating registration ID: 6672361 and mailing it to Movember Europe, PO Box 68600, London, EC1P 1EF
Pete said: “Your donation will support world-class men’s health programmes that combat prostate and testicular cancer.
“These programmes, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. United we Mo.”
Last year, among those taking part in the fundraiser were seven willing employees from Dalehead Foods in Spalding. Ian Chapman, Chris Taylor, Ian Nicholls, Michael Andrew, Stuart Dye, Luke Gibbons and Darren Blackshaw raised an impressive £537.50 with their hair-raising efforts.