Worthy causes trump razors for mustachioed fund-raisers

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 November, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 November, 2009, 12:00am

Tired of razor burn and prickly stubble? Then just let it go, let it grow. A new fad, at least for fund-raising, seems to be men letting their facial hair grow.

October turned out to be quite a hairy month for about 30 dudes who signed up for the Stachetober charity campaign. Each participant got a clean shave at the start of the month and then tried to nurture a healthy handlebar on his top lip. It concluded with a party at Box Thai on Halloween night where the King of the Stache was crowned.

'They're all teachers here, so they wanted their charity of choice to be something for education. That's why they picked Room to Read,' Box Thai's marketing rep explained. 'All the moustaches were shaved off on Saturday and auctioned. Who knows what they did with them after.'

With the new month, another manly mane drive has begun. Movember is an annual, global fund-raising event that aims to raise male health awareness.

The Hong Kong faces who have signed up not to shave this month for the sake of prostate-cancer research include Toby Cooper and most of the crew at The Globe pub and ChinaStylus design guru Jay Foss Cole.

For more info on the scruffy effort, go to Movember.com.