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’Tach team raise over £2K for charity

Councillors and staff at Newtownabbey have finally said goodbye to their luscious moustaches after getting in touch with their inner Tom Sellick in aid of charity.

November was labelled Movember for the charity campaign, aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer.

But things went from hairy to scary at Mossley Mill last week as some of the braver members of the Newtownabbey Taches team gathered for a final wax off.

The team raised over £2000 in sponsorship for the Movember campaign.

Mayor Alderman Paula Bradley said: “The Movember Team has given us all a real laugh with their new looks over the last few weeks and their willingness to try out the waxing today.

“I would like to congratulate them all on their excellent fundraising and I hope that their involvement has given this important health issue more |profile locally.”

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.

One man dies every hour from the disease in the UK. The Prostate Cancer Charity will use the money raised by Movember for the development of programmes related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

For more details on the impact Movember is having please visit: movemberfoundation.com/research-and-programs.

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