Pub’s tash-tastic £2k raised for Movember

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A pub in Awsworth raised £2,000 for Prostate Cancer Research after loyal customers grew moustaches for the month to mark the charity initiative, Movember.

The Gate Inn put on food and entertainment last Saturday night as 30 regulars came in to have their facial hair shaved off and hand over the money they had raised in sponsorship.

“It was a great weekend,” said pub landlord Steve Fox.

“We basically wanted to do something for a male charity because we have done a lot of fundraising for things like Alzheimer’s and breast cancer.

“Unfortunately we have got a couple of customers who suffer with prostate cancer so we thought it would be a good idea.”

Steve has raised more than £5,000 for charity in the three years he has been landlord.

“We have got a lot of very generous customers. If it’s something local or something that touches their hearts they really throw themselves into it. Some people even had their legs shaved to raise extra!”

Steve collected money on the bar throughout November and money was also raised from a raffle, which was drawn on Sunday night with 30 prizes given away.

And to make the weekend extra special, the pub landlord marked a milestone by selling his 1,000th guest beer.

The ale graced the pub taps on Steve’s 1,066th day as landlord.

It was called ‘Pub of a 1,000 beers’, named after Anne Boleyn who was the ‘Queen of 1,000 days’ and was brewed by Blue Monkey in Giltbrook.