FOOTBALLERS got in the pink for Movember.
Members of Murton New Heseldon Football Club have not only gone without shaving for a month, they have also dyed their top lip hair bright pink.
The side has been able to raise hundreds of pounds for Movember men’s cancer charities in the process.
The team got the treatment done at Mane and Minx Hair Stylists, in Hetton.
“We’ve raised over £700, so we’ve done really well,” said team member Matthew Jackson, 22.
“It was our assistant manager’s idea, and then we decided we’d do it as a team.
“It’s been hard at times with them dyed pink, because if we go out we’ve looked a bit like fools, so we’ve gone out in ones and twos. Some people’s have grown better than others. I think the wind nearly blew mine off. But it’s all been for a good cause.”
Staff at Hewlett Packard, in Peterlee, also got in on the fund-raising by ditching their razors.
Nick Afzalalghom, a 23-year-old IT support agent, said: “We’ve all given it a go because it’s for a great cause.
“The amount we’ve raised is close to £100, but there is more coming in.
“We’ve had a comments about how they look and we’ve all been given nicknames as well.”
The team name is Hp MoFo’s and the team captain is Phil McCoy.
Nick said: “Phil has taken part in Movember for a number of years and was keen for the men on the team to take part in the campaign.
“At first some of us were a bit uncertain about taking part, but we thought it was for a great cause and that it would be a good laugh around the office.
“We are hoping that we can raise as much money as we can, and also so we hope we can beat our colleagues down in Warrington, to see who can grow a better tash and collect the most sponsor money.”
l More Movember pictures in tomorrow’s Echo