Oxford Brookes students went head-to-head yesterday to see who had grown the best moustache to raise money for Movember.

The charity challenges men around the world to grow the biggest and best moustache they can each November to raise money and awareness for men's health.

Yesterday, the Oxford Brookes RAG (Raise And Give) team hosted a celebratory event in the Union Bar where the students revealed they had raised £14,000 this year.

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The Lacrosse team raised £5,000 and one student, Will Baird, raised £600 on his own.

That money will now go towards research into prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.


The charity aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely 25 per cent by 2030.

To raise money for Movember men are sponsored to grow a moustache and/ or a beard.

Students from universities across the country took part this year including Oxford Brookes.

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The end of November means the end of Movember which is the time for everyone to come together and judge the best moustache and see how much money was raised.

Since 2003 when Movember first started, the charity has grown from 30 moustaches to five million a year.

Oxford Brookes' target for next year's Movember is £20,00.

To donate to Movember go online to uk.movember.com/donate