Should have gone to Specshavers
Members of staff at Stranraer's Specsavers raised £150 in November by growing a moustache for charity, to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Optician Derek Michael and retail manager Paul Challis at Specsavers in Stranraer broke their clean shaven habit by taking part in Movember – the annual fundraising drive to raise vital funds and awareness of men’s health.
The team, located in George Street, organised a raffle to raise funds for the cause and customers helped generate cash by buying tickets.
Prizes on offer included a luxury Christmas hamper, won by Eileen MacKay from Kirkcolm and a trip for two to the Titanic Experience in Belfast, won by Louise Hanna of Stranraer. The Christmas hamper was donated by staff at the store and the day trip was donated by Stena Line.
Store director Elaine Hawthorn says: 'Movember is the perfect opportunity to remind men to have annual check-ups and to research any history of the disease in their family.
‘Derek and Paul have been really good sports and everyone in the store really got into the spirit of things to raise money for a great cause.
‘We would like to thank all of the staff for getting involved, everyone who donated prizes, and to everyone who bought raffle tickets.’
All the money raised in the Stranraer store will go to Prostrate Cancer UK, The Institute of Cancer Research and The Movember Foundation to reduce cancer deaths.