A group of pub managers from the North East of England have raised over £1900 for Prostate Cancer for the charity’s annual Movember moustache growing campaign.

The charity fundraising craze that has united the men of Great Britain, galvanizing them to fundraise and created despairing wives and girlfriends in equal measure, was taken on by a group of Stonegate Pub Company managers and their teams from across the North East.

A group of hairy men from nine pubs embraced the challenge and grew moustaches for amusement value and cash sponsorship throughout November, or should we say, Movember? Others not so brave as to grow their own, purchased fake moustaches from the pubs, whilst at Tynemouth pub, Salutation, a group ‘tashe-off’ took place, generating more sponsorship. A total of £1914.30 was raised and will be donated to the charity.

“Every year more male members of the team take part, with even more ridiculous moustaches’ attempted. All our female bar staff and customers find the whole practice rather amusing but have been hugely supportive”, commented Scott Ramsey, General Manager of Kirkpatricks in South Shields.

“It’s a brilliant charity to raise money for. Since the campaign first launched several years ago it’s captured the imagination of guys and really raised the awareness of the disease”, he added. “There has already been talk of taking on the challenge next year with several of our customers vowing to take part too!”

The Stonegate pubs in the North East that participated in Movember were:

Akenside Traders, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Gosforth Hotel, High Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Kirkpatricks, Ocean Road, South Shields
Percy Arms, Percy Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Salutation, Front Street, Tynemouth
Three Bulls Heads, Percy Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Washington Arms, The Green, Washington
Yates’s, Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Yates’s, Mile End Road, South Shields