During November more than 30 members of the Hinkley Connection Project team cultivated moustaches or beards as part of the annual Movember campaign to raise money for local charity, Your Cancer Café in Nailsea.
As they competed for the titles of bushiest and best whiskers, the group raised £630 through sponsorship and donations from friends, family and colleagues, which is being matched by National Grid to make the grand total of £1,260.
Jo Hopkinson, Founder of Your Cancer Cafe said, “We are delighted with the generous donation from National Grid which will go towards having our leaflets professionally printed so that more people can hear about this wonderful resource for people living with and beyond cancer.
“We are also hoping to arrange a day out for our visitors, once the weather improves. We continue to be amazed and full of gratitude to the local community who give time and money so generously to our cause. Thank you.”
Richard Gott from National Grid, who organised the fundraising event, is pictured presenting the cheque to Jo Hopkinson and café volunteers, with famous beard-wearer Father Christmas (who didn’t take part) overseeing proceedings.
Your Cancer Café can be found at 65 High Street Nailsea, for more details, follow the group on Facebook at Cancer Café Nailsea.