Helston men grow marvelous moustaches for 'Movember'

Falmouth Packet: Former mayor John Boase goes under the knife at the Blue Anchor in preparation for growing a 'Movember' moustache Former mayor John Boase goes under the knife at the Blue Anchor in preparation for growing a 'Movember' moustache

Preparations to grow the bushiest moustache are well underway in Helston as men take part in the Movember campaign.

This aims to raise funds and awareness about prostate and testicular cancers, through men being sponsored to grow moustaches through the month of November.

Now almost three weeks into the month, many familiar faces in town are sporting unusual upper lip adornments.

Among the shopkeepers and public figures taking part in the charity fundraising are mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby and town councillor John Boase, Costa store manager Chris Ring and Cornwall and Cornwall Councillor Andy Wallis.

At the Blue Anchor staff and regulars prepared for a joint fundraising effort by undergoing a traditional open blade shave.

Although 35 are taking part in Movember, only five of them went beneath the razor to remove their fuzzy facial hair – the rest preferring to do their shaving at home.

The hot towel shave took place at the pub and was provided by Rhonda from the Alley Barber Shop.

This is the first year the men have taken part in the moustache-growing charity effort.

Bill Jennings, captain of the Blue Anchor team, said: “Being a delicate subject that people don’t wish to talk about, we at the Blue Anchor decided to raise awareness in our community about this charity.

“We have already had great support from the people of Helston including Alley Barber Shop and hope to raise a decent sum of money for this well-deserved charity.”

The group will be holding a fundraiser night at the pub later in November with entertainment and food. At the end of the month a judging competition will be held and a prize will be awarded for the best moustache.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so at the Blue Anchor or Alley Barber Shop. Alternatively visit http://uk.movember.com/team/419273 Another pub where locals are gathering together for a joint fundraising effort is the Halzephron Inn at Gunwalloe.

They are planning to gather on Friday, November 30, for a celebration of their moustaches and to compare growth. To add to the fun, the men taking part must wear fancy dress to fit the style of their moustache, be it Mexican, Victorian or something more unique.

The Movember movement was originally established in Melbourne, Australia, and is now supported across the world. The rules of the campaign dictate that each ‘Mo Bro’ must start on November 1 with a clean shaven face and grow and groom a moustache for the duration of the month.

Funds raised in the UK go towards programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.

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8:49pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

Well done to everyone participating in this good cause.
Well done to everyone participating in this good cause. Gill Zella Martin
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8:06am Sun 25 Nov 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

The Packet has covered stories on the Old Cattle Market and the Epworth Hall, also the markets and what the town manager is doing, Christmas events, the jubilee, the Coronation Park lake centenary celebrations, the opening of new shops, all of which were positive news stories for Helston.
The Packet has covered stories on the Old Cattle Market and the Epworth Hall, also the markets and what the town manager is doing, Christmas events, the jubilee, the Coronation Park lake centenary celebrations, the opening of new shops, all of which were positive news stories for Helston. Gill Zella Martin
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11:35am Sun 25 Nov 12

meerkats says...

Ithink the men should be commended ,in raising money for a good cause. Soapbox Susan. The Packet had printed news on all the things you have mentioned . Re , The Boase,s shop i thought they had tv cameras in a while ago for a BBC programme ,homes under the hammer,is it not true? Last i heard they had a shop in Meneage Street.
Ithink the men should be commended ,in raising money for a good cause. Soapbox Susan. The Packet had printed news on all the things you have mentioned . Re , The Boase,s shop i thought they had tv cameras in a while ago for a BBC programme ,homes under the hammer,is it not true? Last i heard they had a shop in Meneage Street. meerkats
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7:14pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Charlotes says...

Meerkats is absolutely correct, many men participate and raise money for excellent causes.

However it is very noticeable that The Packet slavishly publishes photos all the time of this disgraced and failed ex mayor.

Why not publish pictures of the other men who are growing facial hair, or even of ex Mrs Mayor when she has hers shaved off.

And I also remember another picture of the disgraced ex mayor saying haw he had bought a shop in town, was appearing in homes under the hammer etc.

Naturally nothing ever came of this either, just like all the other walter mitty schemes he is involved with.

Remeber the Masons, how much good work he did for them, and joined because of what he could get out of it.

Packet, find someone else to hero worship, not this loser.
Meerkats is absolutely correct, many men participate and raise money for excellent causes. However it is very noticeable that The Packet slavishly publishes photos all the time of this disgraced and failed ex mayor. Why not publish pictures of the other men who are growing facial hair, or even of ex Mrs Mayor when she has hers shaved off. And I also remember another picture of the disgraced ex mayor saying haw he had bought a shop in town, was appearing in homes under the hammer etc. Naturally nothing ever came of this either, just like all the other walter mitty schemes he is involved with. Remeber the Masons, how much good work he did for them, and joined because of what he could get out of it. Packet, find someone else to hero worship, not this loser. Charlotes
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8:58pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

I think it is unkind to be critical of Mr Boase and his wife, whatever mistakes he may or may not have made in the past, are in the past, and as such, have no relevance to his participation in the Movember event. I would imagine the Packet reporter photographed who happened to be available at the time and was willing to be photographed.
I think it is unkind to be critical of Mr Boase and his wife, whatever mistakes he may or may not have made in the past, are in the past, and as such, have no relevance to his participation in the Movember event. I would imagine the Packet reporter photographed who happened to be available at the time and was willing to be photographed. Gill Zella Martin
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10:35am Mon 26 Nov 12

meerkats says...

The Packet did say that out of 35 . participants, only 5 turned up at the event, Maybe they did not want to be photographed,unlike.
the ex Mayor.
The Packet did say that out of 35 . participants, only 5 turned up at the event, Maybe they did not want to be photographed,unlike. the ex Mayor. meerkats
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1:32pm Mon 26 Nov 12

meerkats says...

Charlotes and Soapbox Susan, neither of you seem to have anything good to say about the ex Mayor which is obviously your choice. The article is to raise awareness of mens cancers , and the participants are fund~raising for this worthy cause.The Packet chose to put the picture in i doubt if Mr Boase asked them to. I don,t think its hero worship ,and the mistakes he has made whilst being a Mayor are not relevant here
Charlotes and Soapbox Susan, neither of you seem to have anything good to say about the ex Mayor which is obviously your choice. The article is to raise awareness of mens cancers , and the participants are fund~raising for this worthy cause.The Packet chose to put the picture in i doubt if Mr Boase asked them to. I don,t think its hero worship ,and the mistakes he has made whilst being a Mayor are not relevant here meerkats
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10:54pm Mon 26 Nov 12

ronedgcumbe says...

Sorry but he is not autistic, I have family who have condition,
Poor comment.
Sorry but he is not autistic, I have family who have condition, Poor comment. ronedgcumbe
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10:56pm Mon 26 Nov 12

ronedgcumbe says...

Really annoyed.
Really annoyed. ronedgcumbe
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1:47am Tue 27 Nov 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

ronedgecumbe, I agree with you, that comment is in poor taste, and factually incorrect.
ronedgecumbe, I agree with you, that comment is in poor taste, and factually incorrect. Gill Zella Martin
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1:59am Tue 27 Nov 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

A lot of local men including Mr Boase are doing a very good thing in raising money for a charity that addresses cancers that can affect men, to make derogatory remarks that are irrelevant to the subject, about any person participating in this Movember event, in my opinion is totally wrong. Some men die from these forms of cancer every year and if people like Mr Boase and others are willing to try and make a difference by raising money for this charity then I think they are doing a wonderful thing. I additionally think it is good that the Packet have covered the story and highlighted what a lot of local men are doing in raising money and awareness for the charity.
A lot of local men including Mr Boase are doing a very good thing in raising money for a charity that addresses cancers that can affect men, to make derogatory remarks that are irrelevant to the subject, about any person participating in this Movember event, in my opinion is totally wrong. Some men die from these forms of cancer every year and if people like Mr Boase and others are willing to try and make a difference by raising money for this charity then I think they are doing a wonderful thing. I additionally think it is good that the Packet have covered the story and highlighted what a lot of local men are doing in raising money and awareness for the charity. Gill Zella Martin
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9:24am Tue 27 Nov 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

What have any of those alleged things got to do with Mr Boase's participation in the Movember event. It just seems to me that this has become an opportunity to criticize him and deflect from the good cause.
What have any of those alleged things got to do with Mr Boase's participation in the Movember event. It just seems to me that this has become an opportunity to criticize him and deflect from the good cause. Gill Zella Martin
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10:09am Tue 27 Nov 12

meerkats says...

Here we go again ,people using these pages, to launch a personal attack on someone,rather than commenting on the article. This has nothing to do with Mr Boase,s time as a mayor .The Packet have done well in covering the story and if one persons life can be saved or helped from the fundraising done by these men and they should feel proud and be congratulated.
Here we go again ,people using these pages, to launch a personal attack on someone,rather than commenting on the article. This has nothing to do with Mr Boase,s time as a mayor .The Packet have done well in covering the story and if one persons life can be saved or helped from the fundraising done by these men and they should feel proud and be congratulated. meerkats
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10:12am Tue 27 Nov 12

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Sorry but he is not autistic, I have family who have condition,
Poor comment.
Very poor comment ,i would hope fraudbuster will apologise but i doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Sorry but he is not autistic, I have family who have condition, Poor comment.[/p][/quote]Very poor comment ,i would hope fraudbuster will apologise but i doubt it. meerkats
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10:14am Tue 27 Nov 12

meerkats says...

then and not and in my earlier comment
then and not and in my earlier comment meerkats
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10:38am Tue 27 Nov 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

Incidentally lots of people are nervous when speaking/acting in a role that involves being in the public eye particularly if it is new to them, this does not make them autistic nor is it a reason to criticize them. It certainly does not make them a loser as stated in one of fraudbusters comments.

I would like to thank each and every one of those men participating in the Movember event. To watch someone you love die from any cancer is a horrendous experience and anyone that tries to make a difference by raising money for a charity such as Movember is to be congratulated. I for one am personally very grateful.
Incidentally lots of people are nervous when speaking/acting in a role that involves being in the public eye particularly if it is new to them, this does not make them autistic nor is it a reason to criticize them. It certainly does not make them a loser as stated in one of fraudbusters comments. I would like to thank each and every one of those men participating in the Movember event. To watch someone you love die from any cancer is a horrendous experience and anyone that tries to make a difference by raising money for a charity such as Movember is to be congratulated. I for one am personally very grateful. Gill Zella Martin
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11:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

molesworth says...

Whatever the Mayors done in the past he's obviously got balls to grow a tache like he did. Just one thing Soapbox Susan, the Olympic torch procession was an appalling example of corporate b******cks and not worthy of inclusion in your list of great things about Helston. And what about Spingo? That's world famous.
Whatever the Mayors done in the past he's obviously got balls to grow a tache like he did. Just one thing Soapbox Susan, the Olympic torch procession was an appalling example of corporate b******cks and not worthy of inclusion in your list of great things about Helston. And what about Spingo? That's world famous. molesworth
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9:42pm Fri 30 Nov 12

meerkats says...

very nasty remarks and uncalled for. i hope he doesnt read these pages as i am sure he would be quite upset. to think people can be so nasty.
very nasty remarks and uncalled for. i hope he doesnt read these pages as i am sure he would be quite upset. to think people can be so nasty. meerkats
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8:08pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

I agree meerkats. I personally think the comment is slanderous, it is certainly unkind and uncalled for. Why do some people have to resort to personal comments about others.
I agree meerkats. I personally think the comment is slanderous, it is certainly unkind and uncalled for. Why do some people have to resort to personal comments about others. Gill Zella Martin
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8:56pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Bess Trecoa says...

If my memory serves me correctly MWALIMU MIKE was the same person to post a derogatory comment about a local councillor not so long ago. Now i will make a personal comment. I think MWALIMU MIKE sounds unintelligent and is a coward to use this website to post pathetic comments like the one that he has. Unless he posts under different user names, the only time he posts is to say something derogatory about someone. (I thought MWALIMU MIKE was something to do with childrens books when i googled the user name) How about this user gets a backbone and posts under his real name. This article was about many nice men taking part in raising money for a good cause, and some of the comments that have been posted are disgraceful.
If my memory serves me correctly MWALIMU MIKE was the same person to post a derogatory comment about a local councillor not so long ago. Now i will make a personal comment. I think MWALIMU MIKE sounds unintelligent and is a coward to use this website to post pathetic comments like the one that he has. Unless he posts under different user names, the only time he posts is to say something derogatory about someone. (I thought MWALIMU MIKE was something to do with childrens books when i googled the user name) How about this user gets a backbone and posts under his real name. This article was about many nice men taking part in raising money for a good cause, and some of the comments that have been posted are disgraceful. Bess Trecoa
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7:43am Sun 2 Dec 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

I would not bother retaliating to unkind remarks, I just think it is sad that some people feel the need to criticize someone months later after they have supposedly made mistakes. Mr Boase at no time did anything intentionally wrong, we can't all be the same and all act in the same way, therefore what is to be gained by persecuting someone continually or holding grudges against someone that did not do anything wrong deliberately or to be unkind. As has been pointed out, the article was about Helston men participating in a charity event so why use it to pick fault with Mr Boase, if someone has a problem with him why do they not contact him directly and speak to him, to enable him to have the right of reply, otherwise leave him alone. Whether anyone likes it or not Mr Boase is part of the local community and as such has contributed to the community along with many others by raising money and awareness for this good cause.
I would not bother retaliating to unkind remarks, I just think it is sad that some people feel the need to criticize someone months later after they have supposedly made mistakes. Mr Boase at no time did anything intentionally wrong, we can't all be the same and all act in the same way, therefore what is to be gained by persecuting someone continually or holding grudges against someone that did not do anything wrong deliberately or to be unkind. As has been pointed out, the article was about Helston men participating in a charity event so why use it to pick fault with Mr Boase, if someone has a problem with him why do they not contact him directly and speak to him, to enable him to have the right of reply, otherwise leave him alone. Whether anyone likes it or not Mr Boase is part of the local community and as such has contributed to the community along with many others by raising money and awareness for this good cause. Gill Zella Martin
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11:34am Sun 2 Dec 12

meerkats says...

Iagree with both Bess and Gill,s comments. People should only use these pages to leave comments that are relevant and not to use them to be nasty to someone. MWALIMU MIKE you should be ashamed of yourself to leave these comments and should apologise immediately.
Iagree with both Bess and Gill,s comments. People should only use these pages to leave comments that are relevant and not to use them to be nasty to someone. MWALIMU MIKE you should be ashamed of yourself to leave these comments and should apologise immediately. meerkats
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2:21pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

What I find strange is that MWALIMU MIKE posted that comment long after the other comment by fraudbuster about autism was removed so the comment is no longer there to read, so why did he not post previously. This leads me to believe that fraudbuster and MWALIMU MIKE are the same person, particularly as both user names have criticised another councillor in the recent past with derogatory comments.
What I find strange is that MWALIMU MIKE posted that comment long after the other comment by fraudbuster about autism was removed so the comment is no longer there to read, so why did he not post previously. This leads me to believe that fraudbuster and MWALIMU MIKE are the same person, particularly as both user names have criticised another councillor in the recent past with derogatory comments. Gill Zella Martin
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4:24pm Sun 2 Dec 12

meerkats says...

Good bit of detective work Gill ,your comment makes sense and leads me to believe also that they are one and the same person. How sad that they have to use these pages to have a go at someone ,especially when they are raising money for a good cause. I remember reading the derogatory remarks re the councillor in the past and they were of a very similar style. So Fraudbuster and MWALIMU MIKE are you the same person?
Good bit of detective work Gill ,your comment makes sense and leads me to believe also that they are one and the same person. How sad that they have to use these pages to have a go at someone ,especially when they are raising money for a good cause. I remember reading the derogatory remarks re the councillor in the past and they were of a very similar style. So Fraudbuster and MWALIMU MIKE are you the same person? meerkats
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7:13pm Sun 2 Dec 12

William Angove says...

I am not having any incomers or porthleveners telling me what can and cant happen in Helston. I was born here and will probably die here.

John Boase medical condition should not have been put here by anyone, thats not right.

I was having croust the other day with my friends and they reminded me that Rosevelt was president in the war, and he was in a wheel chair because of polio, so illness is not a bar to doing the job.

I think what upsets most people in Helston is the shame and ridicule that was poured onto this town when John Boase was Mayor, and this was all over Kernow. People as far away as Bude would ask when we visited "what has the idiot done this week".

I know him, and I dont think it was his fault. He simply wasnt up to the job, and didnt realise it. However all the appeasers who defend him should have come forward earlier and told him to go, not to disgrace my lovely Town as he did.

I didnt see anyone writing about him being autistic, and I dont think he is.

Thats all I will say.
I am not having any incomers or porthleveners telling me what can and cant happen in Helston. I was born here and will probably die here. John Boase medical condition should not have been put here by anyone, thats not right. I was having croust the other day with my friends and they reminded me that Rosevelt was president in the war, and he was in a wheel chair because of polio, so illness is not a bar to doing the job. I think what upsets most people in Helston is the shame and ridicule that was poured onto this town when John Boase was Mayor, and this was all over Kernow. People as far away as Bude would ask when we visited "what has the idiot done this week". I know him, and I dont think it was his fault. He simply wasnt up to the job, and didnt realise it. However all the appeasers who defend him should have come forward earlier and told him to go, not to disgrace my lovely Town as he did. I didnt see anyone writing about him being autistic, and I dont think he is. Thats all I will say. William Angove
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8:28pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

William Angove wrote:
I am not having any incomers or porthleveners telling me what can and cant happen in Helston. I was born here and will probably die here.

John Boase medical condition should not have been put here by anyone, thats not right.

I was having croust the other day with my friends and they reminded me that Rosevelt was president in the war, and he was in a wheel chair because of polio, so illness is not a bar to doing the job.

I think what upsets most people in Helston is the shame and ridicule that was poured onto this town when John Boase was Mayor, and this was all over Kernow. People as far away as Bude would ask when we visited "what has the idiot done this week".

I know him, and I dont think it was his fault. He simply wasnt up to the job, and didnt realise it. However all the appeasers who defend him should have come forward earlier and told him to go, not to disgrace my lovely Town as he did.

I didnt see anyone writing about him being autistic, and I dont think he is.

Thats all I will say.
Nobody as far as I can see on this website article is telling you what can or can't happen in Helston, and if you did not see the comment on autism that is because the Packet did the right thing and removed it. As for appeasers, as far as I am concerned I just believe it is wrong to persecute someone on a public website with irrelevant comments to the article. As for incomers/Porthlevene
rs telling you what can and can't happen in Helston, I am afraid that is something you will have to live with due to the fact the current town council consists of a mixture of people that originate from different areas, as do the Cornwall Councillors. Which In my opinion is a good thing.
[quote][p][bold]William Angove[/bold] wrote: I am not having any incomers or porthleveners telling me what can and cant happen in Helston. I was born here and will probably die here. John Boase medical condition should not have been put here by anyone, thats not right. I was having croust the other day with my friends and they reminded me that Rosevelt was president in the war, and he was in a wheel chair because of polio, so illness is not a bar to doing the job. I think what upsets most people in Helston is the shame and ridicule that was poured onto this town when John Boase was Mayor, and this was all over Kernow. People as far away as Bude would ask when we visited "what has the idiot done this week". I know him, and I dont think it was his fault. He simply wasnt up to the job, and didnt realise it. However all the appeasers who defend him should have come forward earlier and told him to go, not to disgrace my lovely Town as he did. I didnt see anyone writing about him being autistic, and I dont think he is. Thats all I will say.[/p][/quote]Nobody as far as I can see on this website article is telling you what can or can't happen in Helston, and if you did not see the comment on autism that is because the Packet did the right thing and removed it. As for appeasers, as far as I am concerned I just believe it is wrong to persecute someone on a public website with irrelevant comments to the article. As for incomers/Porthlevene rs telling you what can and can't happen in Helston, I am afraid that is something you will have to live with due to the fact the current town council consists of a mixture of people that originate from different areas, as do the Cornwall Councillors. Which In my opinion is a good thing. Gill Zella Martin
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8:52pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

Incidentally, the fact that you state that Mr Boase's medical condition should not have been put on here by anyone when it is obvious that it is a false remark makes your comment in my opinion just as bad as MWALIMU MIKES comment. I think that to turn an article such as this into a chance to criticize Mr Boase is completely wrong and immoral.
Incidentally, the fact that you state that Mr Boase's medical condition should not have been put on here by anyone when it is obvious that it is a false remark makes your comment in my opinion just as bad as MWALIMU MIKES comment. I think that to turn an article such as this into a chance to criticize Mr Boase is completely wrong and immoral. Gill Zella Martin
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9:17pm Sun 2 Dec 12

meerkats says...

Well done to MR BOASE and everyone that took part in Movember.. JUST TO REMIND ALL THE NEGATIVE ,OFFENSIVE AND NASTY COMMENTERS THAT THIS IS WHAT THE ARTICLE IS ABOUT.
Well done to MR BOASE and everyone that took part in Movember.. JUST TO REMIND ALL THE NEGATIVE ,OFFENSIVE AND NASTY COMMENTERS THAT THIS IS WHAT THE ARTICLE IS ABOUT. meerkats
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5:35am Mon 3 Dec 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

I would be interested to know how much money was finally raised locally for the charity. Despite all the negative and misplaced comments on this article, I for one, am very glad The Packet covered this story and Thank You to everyone who participated in the event.
I would be interested to know how much money was finally raised locally for the charity. Despite all the negative and misplaced comments on this article, I for one, am very glad The Packet covered this story and Thank You to everyone who participated in the event. Gill Zella Martin
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