Awards for Helston's best 'Movember' moustaches: PICTURES

Awards for Helston's best 'Movember' moustaches: PICTURES

Awards for Helston's best 'Movember' moustaches: PICTURES

First published in News

Menfolk of Helston and the Lizard Peninsula took a moment to honour the “mo” at the weekend as they welcomed the conclusion of “Movember.”

Throughout November men across the area have been growing moustaches as part of the annual campaign to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Although the main aim is fundraising, good natured moustache themed contests have been taking place amongst pubs and organisations.

This included The Five Pilchards at Porthallow, where Movember became a family affair this year with wives and friends voting on the best “mo.”

Judging was carried out by |anyone buying a Movember judging form for £1. All 11 contestants were then judged on texture, growth and style and “kissability.”

Competition was close with the eventual winner being John Clarke, who scooped first prize having dressed for the evening in a dinner jacket – which was accessorised nicely by the coveted Movmeber sash.

Brian Jewell took second prize, with Kirk Bird coming in third.

A total of £50 was raised, which was then added to by Geoffrey Rogers, who decided to take the reverse approach. The local pool captain shaved his beard off for £150 – making it the first time he had been clean shaven in over 35 years.

All the competitors thanked their wives for their “perseverance” during the month of Movember.

Pre festive season facial hair was also grown at St Michael’s Church in Helston, where |congregation members John Dower and John Boase, a town councillor, sported tashes for the final time at Sunday’s service.

Mr Dower grew his as part of a group effort by Stithians Male Voice Choir, which raised more than £900 between just over 20 members. Their money is going to the Chestnut Appeal, for prostate cancer awareness.

Mr Boase raised about £100 by growing his moustache.

A familiar face to Movember fundraising is Porthleven and Cornwall councillor Andy Wallis.

Writing on his blog Mr Wallis said: “I have to say this year’s attempt is my best yet. It is also a year of firsts, as I had my first foray into using moustache wax and ‘styling’ the darn thing. Believe me, you enter a whole different world with moustache wax.”

This year, however, Mr Wallis has decided to continue his fundraising efforts by continuing into December with “Decembeard.” Arriving slightly later to the scene, this challenges people to grow a beard for bowel cancer awareness.

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4:26pm Fri 6 Dec 13

meerkats says...

Well done to everyone who took part
Well done to everyone who took part meerkats
  • Score: -8

10:43pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Councillor Andrew Wallis looks like Hercule Poirot.
Councillor Andrew Wallis looks like Hercule Poirot. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 13

8:34pm Sat 7 Dec 13

PR Helston says...

Good on you John Boase, some people are quick to pick out when you make a mistake but not so quick to speak when you do something good.
Good on you John Boase, some people are quick to pick out when you make a mistake but not so quick to speak when you do something good. PR Helston
  • Score: 8

3:26pm Sun 8 Dec 13

meerkats says...

I am no longer bothered by the thumbs downs on nearly every comment i post , it wont stop me from commenting,and i just think its pathetic that people have thumbed mine down on this when i was just congratulating those that took part. Instead of thumbing down perhaps those who did it could leave a comment to congratulate the participants instead. .
I am no longer bothered by the thumbs downs on nearly every comment i post , it wont stop me from commenting,and i just think its pathetic that people have thumbed mine down on this when i was just congratulating those that took part. Instead of thumbing down perhaps those who did it could leave a comment to congratulate the participants instead. . meerkats
  • Score: -7

8:19pm Sun 8 Dec 13

PR Helston says...

meerkats wrote:
I am no longer bothered by the thumbs downs on nearly every comment i post , it wont stop me from commenting,and i just think its pathetic that people have thumbed mine down on this when i was just congratulating those that took part. Instead of thumbing down perhaps those who did it could leave a comment to congratulate the participants instead. .
meerkats If they don't like your comment and thumb it down, I doubt they would leave a comment to congratulate the participants themselves. And also anyone banned from leaving comments can still vote.

Gill you're sailing close to the wind, your comment could be taken two ways Lol, one, just as a similarity, or two, as an insult, because the Poirot character in the fictional series, can be obnoxious, bossy and disliked. Did you mean it as an insult?
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: I am no longer bothered by the thumbs downs on nearly every comment i post , it wont stop me from commenting,and i just think its pathetic that people have thumbed mine down on this when i was just congratulating those that took part. Instead of thumbing down perhaps those who did it could leave a comment to congratulate the participants instead. .[/p][/quote]meerkats If they don't like your comment and thumb it down, I doubt they would leave a comment to congratulate the participants themselves. And also anyone banned from leaving comments can still vote. Gill you're sailing close to the wind, your comment could be taken two ways Lol, one, just as a similarity, or two, as an insult, because the Poirot character in the fictional series, can be obnoxious, bossy and disliked. Did you mean it as an insult? PR Helston
  • Score: 3

9:14pm Sun 8 Dec 13

meerkats says...

josephjones wrote:
boase and wallace, two stupid looking losers
You can hardly call them losers, when they have both successfully grown moustaches and raised funds for a very worthy cause . Nor do they look stupid, by the way its Wallis not Wallace
[quote][p][bold]josephjones[/bold] wrote: boase and wallace, two stupid looking losers[/p][/quote]You can hardly call them losers, when they have both successfully grown moustaches and raised funds for a very worthy cause . Nor do they look stupid, by the way its Wallis not Wallace meerkats
  • Score: -3

9:53pm Sun 8 Dec 13

PR Helston says...

josephjones wrote:
boase and wallace, two stupid looking losers
The only loser is you, you didn't even use capital letters for names. The comment you have just left on the community college article says it all about you. YOU are the one making Helston a laughing stock. Grow up. (greenfox i wonder)
What contribution do you actually make to life or the local community. You spell Wallis the same way as DavidPascoe, pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]josephjones[/bold] wrote: boase and wallace, two stupid looking losers[/p][/quote]The only loser is you, you didn't even use capital letters for names. The comment you have just left on the community college article says it all about you. YOU are the one making Helston a laughing stock. Grow up. (greenfox i wonder) What contribution do you actually make to life or the local community. You spell Wallis the same way as DavidPascoe, pathetic. PR Helston
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

PR Helston wrote:
meerkats wrote:
I am no longer bothered by the thumbs downs on nearly every comment i post , it wont stop me from commenting,and i just think its pathetic that people have thumbed mine down on this when i was just congratulating those that took part. Instead of thumbing down perhaps those who did it could leave a comment to congratulate the participants instead. .
meerkats If they don't like your comment and thumb it down, I doubt they would leave a comment to congratulate the participants themselves. And also anyone banned from leaving comments can still vote.

Gill you're sailing close to the wind, your comment could be taken two ways Lol, one, just as a similarity, or two, as an insult, because the Poirot character in the fictional series, can be obnoxious, bossy and disliked. Did you mean it as an insult?
PR, the fictional character Hercule Poirot played by David Suchet could also be classed as articulate, intelligent and result achieving, and no my first post was not intended as an insult at all.

josephjones, all the people in the above article participated in a charity event to fund raise for one of the many worthwhile cancer charities, if you or someone you cared about were at anytime to be affected by cancer, then you may begin to realise the importance of these charities, I for one am appreciative of anyone that fund raises for any cancer charity.,
I personally find your comment rude and distastefully placed.
[quote][p][bold]PR Helston[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: I am no longer bothered by the thumbs downs on nearly every comment i post , it wont stop me from commenting,and i just think its pathetic that people have thumbed mine down on this when i was just congratulating those that took part. Instead of thumbing down perhaps those who did it could leave a comment to congratulate the participants instead. .[/p][/quote]meerkats If they don't like your comment and thumb it down, I doubt they would leave a comment to congratulate the participants themselves. And also anyone banned from leaving comments can still vote. Gill you're sailing close to the wind, your comment could be taken two ways Lol, one, just as a similarity, or two, as an insult, because the Poirot character in the fictional series, can be obnoxious, bossy and disliked. Did you mean it as an insult?[/p][/quote]PR, the fictional character Hercule Poirot played by David Suchet could also be classed as articulate, intelligent and result achieving, and no my first post was not intended as an insult at all. josephjones, all the people in the above article participated in a charity event to fund raise for one of the many worthwhile cancer charities, if you or someone you cared about were at anytime to be affected by cancer, then you may begin to realise the importance of these charities, I for one am appreciative of anyone that fund raises for any cancer charity., I personally find your comment rude and distastefully placed. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 9

7:59pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

Proper job by all that took part, well done gentlemen.
Proper job by all that took part, well done gentlemen. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 10

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