Razor warning for Movember fundraiser Bob

BOB HANNANT... raised almost �1,000 for this years Movember appeal.

BOB HANNANT... raised almost �1,000 for this years Movember appeal.

A SOUTH Tyneside grandfather has been ordered by his wife to get the razor out after growing a moustache in aid of charity.

Bob Hannant, of South Shields, raised almost £1,000 for this year’s Movember appeal and has not yet shaved off his facial hair.

The 63-year-old, of Harton Lane, took on the month-long challenge for the first time last month, and he was delighted to raise £972 for men’s health charities.

However, his handlebar ’tache has not gone down well with everyone, and his wife Carole has ordered him to shave it off now November is over.

Mr Hannant, a retired sales manager, said: “This is the first year I have taken part in the Movember challenge, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the new look.

“It’s a sort of cross between an aged Wyatt Earp and the leather-clad guy from the Village People.

“A lot of the guys I drink with did it last year and I thought ‘why not?’.

“My wife doesn’t like the new look at all, which makes me think I may keep it.

“I haven’t shaved it off yet, probably just to annoy her! She hates it.

“She prefers me with a full beard as it hides more of my face and my many chins, as she would say.

“I probably will shave it off eventually some time in the next few days, because everyone has been saying I should do that.

“I’m very proud of my achievements – not bad for an old guy with a bit of facial hair.”

Much of the money was raised by his drinking companions at the Grey Hen pub in Temple Park Road, South Shields.

Mr Hannant, a grandfather of two, has been involved in charity fundraising for several years and has raised thousands of pounds in the past for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

More recently, he has been helping a friend raise funds for the charity Dig Deep to enable disadvantaged communities in Kenya to get better standards of water, sanitisation and renewable energies.

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