Six members of the Rotary Club of Harborough were the stars of the show at a shave-off where they shed their Movember moustaches in the name of charity.
Paul Blackler, Gordon Etherington, Rennie Quinn, Geoff Schofield, Ben Johnson and Jim Davies (all pictured) had spent November expertly shaping their facial hair to raise money for the annual fundraiser, which sees men grow their moustaches in November to raise funds for a number of men’s health charities.
The ceremonial shave off was conducted by professional barber Angela Smart of Kennedy’s Barbers, Manor Walk, Harborough, who cleared all the facial hair at a recent Rotary meeting.
The hirsute sextet had grown moustaches for the month and were sponsored for Movember by friends and family.
Four further Rotarians had joined in the moustache growing for the month, but were not present for the professional shaving.
Angela, the barber, said “I was involved in the 2014 Movember event, doing the grand shave-off at Market Harborough Building Society, organised by Sarah Blackler.
“But since then, my own brother has died of cancer, so I am keen to be involved again.
“I was thrilled to be part of this Rotary evening, supporting a good cause. It is local businesses supporting local events.”
On Friday, Harborough Rotary members hosted a Santa’s grotto/workshop at Gallone’s Ice Cream Parlour in Adam and Eve Street during the Late Night Shopping event.
The grotto will be returning to the ice cream parlour this Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, between 11am and 3pm.
All money raised by the grotto is being donated to local charities and causes supported by he Rotary Club.
The Harborough Rotary Club meets on most Monday evenings at the Waterfront Restaurant at Union Wharf between about 6pm and 8pm.
The group is involved with a number of fundraising events throughout the year, including the popular Swimarathon.
For more information about the group, contact Rotarian Carole Baldam, club secretary, on 01858 432370.