‘Magnifitash Seven’ raise thousands by taking part in Movember

Gary Francis, Danny Sirota, Ian Barnes, Timothy Bootle, Ritchie Taylor, Phil Rains and Rob Curtis wi

Gary Francis, Danny Sirota, Ian Barnes, Timothy Bootle, Ritchie Taylor, Phil Rains and Rob Curtis with Kim Houghton - Credit: Archant

Seven Fenland friends raised almost £3,000 for charity by growing a moustache as part of Movember.

Gary Francis, Danny Sirota, Ian Barnes, Timothy Bootle, Ritchie Taylor, Phil Rains and Rob Curtis wi

Gary Francis, Danny Sirota, Ian Barnes, Timothy Bootle, Ritchie Taylor, Phil Rains and Rob Curtis with Kim Houghton - Credit: Archant

Gary Francis, Danny Sirota, Ian Barnes, Timothy Bootle, Ritchie Taylor, Phil Rains and Rob Curtis took on the hair-growing challenge to raise money and awareness for men’s physical and mental health.

Kim Houghton, Mo Sista to the ‘Magnifi’tash seven’, said: “After having a great bunch of friends for many years, we have all been through events that make you realise that you cannot take life for granted.

“We, as a group have all been affected by mental health and cancer, and as we are mainly a group of men, thought that we would support Movember.

Gary Francis, Danny Sirota, Ian Barnes, Timothy Bootle, Ritchie Taylor, Phil Rains and Rob Curtis wi

Gary Francis, Danny Sirota, Ian Barnes, Timothy Bootle, Ritchie Taylor, Phil Rains and Rob Curtis with Kim Houghton - Credit: Archant

“We realised that, as important as it is to raise as much money as possible, it was equally important to raise awareness for men’s mental and physical health.


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“As we have found out, most people think Movember is all about cancer, but it is about so much more.”

So far the friends have received donations in excess of £2,800 and the boys are still being sponsored.

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To donate visit www.mosista.co/13572031

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