We’ll be tache-tastic

25/10/2011'These members of staff at Aquasplash and Planet Ice at Hemel Hempstead are growing moustaches.  They are, from left, Darren Wheston, Marcus Tower, Ian Thorne, Michael Richmond,Michael Wadesdon and Chris Keen.
25/10/2011'These members of staff at Aquasplash and Planet Ice at Hemel Hempstead are growing moustaches. They are, from left, Darren Wheston, Marcus Tower, Ian Thorne, Michael Richmond,Michael Wadesdon and Chris Keen.

THERE will be moustached men in their plenty out and about this month to raise vital funds and awareness of cancers that affect men.

Joining them is a team called Little Mo Peeps, which is headed by Mark Johnson from Tring, who has persuaded eight of his pals to have a go.

Called Movember the global campaign sees men grow moustaches throughout the month of November in return for sponsorship.

Mark said: “It’s great fun. We did it last year and raised more than £2,000.”

Also ditching the razors is a 10-strong team of staff from Hemel Hempstead’s Aquasplash and Planet Ice at Jarman Park.

They decided to sign up after maintenance manager Mick Richmond suffered a health scare earlier this year.

Chris Keen, captain of the fundraising group called Team Tache said: “He had to have tests done. It was quite a hard time for him.”

Taking part alongside Mick and Chris are Michael Wadeson, Ian Thorne, Elliot Stride, Darren Wheston, Marcus Tower, Scott Jeeves, Jack Wolloway and Kevin King.

None of the group have ever attempted to grow moustaches before.

Chris, 31, said: “We would like to raise £1,000 if possible.”

To sponsor them visit http://mobro.co/planeticehh

Teachers and sixth formers at Cavendish School in Warners End Road, Hemel Hempstead, are also taking on the challenge.

And our very own deputy editor Wes Smith and chief reporter Will Green have also pledged to embrace a hairy upper lip for the good cause.

> Are you taking part in this year’s Movember? Let us know how you get on by emailing hemelhx@jpress.co.uk