Lip service sees Falkirk workers raise £1300 for charity

Alistair and Jimmy with their hairy face dwellers
Alistair and Jimmy with their hairy face dwellers

Two members of staff at a local building merchant were itching to raise some cash for charity.

Jimmy Carlton – supervisor at Keyline in Bankside, Falkirk – joined driver Alistair White to take part in last month’s ‘Movember’ campaign.

The pair grew facial hair to coin in an impressive £1354 for The Prostate Cancer Charity - a light-hearted way to raise awareness and cash for a vital cause.

Forty-one-year-old Alistair grew his first ever moustache – an impressive handlebar style – for the endeavour.

He told the Herald : “I said if I was going to make a right spectacle of myself, I might as well do it properly!”

Speaking on November 30, both men revealed they would be ridding themselves of their hairy facial additions as soon as December rolled around.

Jimmy, who also grew a moustache last November, said: “I’ll probably watch the football, have a beer and then shave it off on the stroke of midnight.”

Bruce’s Taxis donated £200 to the cause, helping the Keyline crew top their 2010 total of £1150.

Branch manager Graeme Little said: “We may not have grown moustaches like Alistair and Jimmy, but we have supported them all the way, as have our customers and suppliers.

“We’re all proud of the guys for their effort and would like to thank all the people who raised money.”

The money raised will help The Prostate Cancer Charity continue to offer advice and support to those affected by the disease.

Visit www.prostate-cancer.org.uk for more information on ‘Movember’.