Mow your Mo as Movember ends

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Many men across the globe will be mourning their moustaches as the month formerly known as Movember has come to an end.

For the past 30 days men and women have joined together to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

Last year almost 112,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the UK raised an amazing £11.7 million. This year over 252,000 took part raising £14.7 million so far. These funds are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men's health partners The Prostate Cancer Charity and The Institute of Cancer Research.

First-time Mo Bro, Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity, has been sporting his Mo for the past month, along with his hairy faced employees at the Charity.

Speaking about the month-long campaign, Owen says: "Even though on the face-of-it Movember appears to be a light-hearted campaign, it has been hugely successful in not only raising millions of pounds for research into prostate cancer, but also managing to get younger men to start thinking about their health.

"It has been great joining in with 250,000 men across the country in ditching the razor to raise money and an increased understanding of prostate cancer - the most common cancer in men in the UK.  We know that men's health often lags behind as an issue, both in terms of investment in research and in awareness. Prostate cancer has certainly been subject to this legacy of neglect and Movember is helping us to redress this balance and put men's health firmly in the spotlight."

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia in 2003, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate so far.