Staff at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have laid down their razors and grown moustaches in an effort to raise money and change the face of men's health.
Hospital staff show off their moustaches in support of men's health
During November each year, the Movember campaign is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world, raising vital funds and awareness of prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.
Dozens of male staff at the hospital, including doctors, managers, porters and engineers, took part in the bristle challenge to raise money and also a smile from their family, friends and colleagues.
Steve Lewis, health and safety coordinator, said: "It's great to think that as people are laughing they are also being reminded of the importance around Movember. A family member of mine is currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer so if my itchy top
lip can help raise awareness and much needed funds for men's health then I'm more than happy to do it."
Fellow Mo Bro, Matt Rangue, associate director of quality and nursing, added: "A good friend of mine was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer this year. I want him to have the best chance of being my friend for as long as possible. By becoming involved and growing my moustache, I've raised awareness for men's health and would encourage others to get involved next year.
To make a donation and help make a difference to the future of men's health, please go to: www.movember.com/donate