Luke braves laughs for fundrais­ing ef­fort

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

IT MAY have looked like a hairy cater­pil­lar stuck to his top lip but re­porter Luke Hol­lands’ mous­tache has raised £100 for char­ity.

He grew the of­fend­ing item as part of a global char­ity cam­paign to raise funds to fight prostate can­cer and gen­er­ally raise aware­ness of men’s health is­sues.

The month-long cam­paign, Movem­ber, en­cour­ages men across the world to be spon­sored for grow­ing mous­taches in Novem­ber.

Luke said: “Grow­ing a mous­tache may seem like an easy way to raise cash but it’s amaz- ing how much fuss a big bristly ‘tache can cause.

“Dur­ing the past month I’ve been stared at, pointed at, laughed at, and shouted at.

“A group of school chil­dren ha­rassed me.


“A man in Shrews­bury called me gay and a bunch of girls spent a train ride to Lon­don laugh­ing at me.

“But at the end of the day it’s been amaz­ing to raise money for such a wor­thy cause and to have an ex­cuse to grow a mas­sive manly mous­tache as well.”

Pic­ture: Gary Browne PD1650852

Luke Hol­lands gives his mous­tache a twirl


Luke as the mous­tache starts to grow

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