Pilates teacher Mark Leah is desperate to have a shave.
For the 10th year in a row he has grown a moustache for his Movember challenge.
As usual, he will delay taking a razor to his upper lip until mid-December to raise as much as possible for East Cheshire Hospice.
He has already raised more than £11,000 for the charity which cared for his late father-in-law George Calnun in 2009.
Then….Mark Leah before his Movember challenge.
The figure minus Gift Aid is about £9,200, so ideally he wants to take his total to over £10,000 this year.
Mark said: “My moustache is really itchy and I can’t wait to get rid of it. There’ve been times when I’ve reached for the razor, but realise I can’t use it.
“It never starts quickly but the more it grows and dafter it looks the more people ask me questions and hopefully donate.
“By leaving it until near Christmas it creates another talking point, which hopefully leads to extra donations.
“I might colour it, but my hair is bushy, bulky and coarse so isn’t easy to dye.”
Now…Mark Leah well on his way with his moustache.
Mark runs face-to-face classes at Trinity House and online and gets a reaction from pupils who generously donate.
He said: “They’re always curious and see a change weekly. I’m going for a Magnum, or Mexican effect, but am not quite sure how it’ll turn out.”
He even grew his moustache back the first year to recreate the look for a Hospice publicity picture.
* To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-leah1