Movember comes to a ticklish end
HIS surname is Tickle, but that’s the last word he would use to describe the feeling his hairy upper lip has been giving him for the past month.
David Tickle, 23, and thousands of other men across the country will today shave off their moustaches as Movember comes to an end.
Mr Tickle, of Caniaba, joined 10 of his workmates from Rochdale Accounting and Financial Services in growing a mo’ this month to raise money for men’s health – specifically prostate cancer and depression.
Team Rochdale has raised more than $2,000 so far.
“It was a great cause so that’s why I signed up,” Mr Tickle said.
“My friend’s father has had prostate cancer and a family member of mine has also had it, so it’s always been a thought in the back of my mind.”
It’s the first time Mr Tickle has ever grown a moustache and neither he nor his girlfriend have enjoyed the experience.
“My girlfriend doesn’t like it at all,” he said.
“It’s gone a bit crazy. It doesn’t seem to be growing right under my nose but it’s bushy on the sides.
“It’s also a gingery colour but the hair on my head is brown.
“It’s just been annoying me.
“It’s very itchy. I can’t wait to shave it off.”
Mr Tickle’s team mate Nick Rose, of McLeans Ridges, also said he was looking forward to shaving today.
“It feels the most strange when you drink I reckon,” he said.
“It stays wet and you feel like your nose is running.”
Mr Rose, 31, also had never grown a moustache before and decided he would try the handlebar style.
“I wanted people to know I wasn’t serious about growing a moustache,” he said.
“I would’ve tried for a long curly one but a month wasn’t long enough to grow one like that.”
Despite not being fans of the fuzz, the men said they would do it again next year.
“Men’s health is something that’s often overlooked,” said Mr Rose.
“So I’ll do it again.”
Movember has been running in Australia for six years.
More than $60 million has been raised for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and beyondblue since Movember began.