Barnstaple and Tiverton Western Truck Rental staff have been growing out their ‘taches for Movember

Moustachioed mechanics and bewhiskered staff at Western Truck Rental have been busy growing extra facial fuzz for Movember.

Male staff at the company’s Barnstaple and Tiverton depots have set aside their razors for the month to raise money and awareness for men’s health.

The Movember movement aims to put under the spotlight some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

Russel Dawson at the Roundswell depot said: “The point of us growing these stupid moustaches is to talk about male health problems that men don’t normally talk about.

“Most people know about prostate and testicular cancer but it’s also to talk about mental health and male suicide, which is one of the biggest killers of men under the age of 40.”

The Western Truck hire vans are also sporting their own moustaches and around 11 male staff are taking part in the challenge.

The company hopes to raise at least £500 for charity and already has around £400. Customers who wish to donate can do so at either depot.

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