Man of Movember is Free Press’ Franky

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MEN with moustaches became a familiar sight on the streets of Bridlington once more during November, with men growing facial hair in support of male cancer charities.

At the Corner Bar, on Promenade, they celebrated the best taches in the town grown for ‘Movember’ - a charity initiative to raise money for men’s charities - with their ‘Man of Movember’ and ‘Miss Movember’ competitions.

Winner of the ‘Man of Movember’ was the Free Press’ very own multimedia sales advisor Franky Woods, who beat off competition from more than a dozen hairy competitors to scoop the prize.

Franky, 25, has now shaved off his moustache, saying he is relieved that “I look my age again”.

“I’d like to say thanks to all of my adoring fans and everyone who has come up with celebrity lookalikes for me over the month,” said Franky, who won a sash and a medallion.

“I’ll be back to defend my title next year. I’d love to tell you more about it, but I’m afraid I must-dash.”

Winner of the ‘Miss Movember’ crown - of course, featuring a stick-on tache - was Emma Hall.

Jamie Webber, who took over the Corner Bar around three months ago, said: “We were encouraging people to grow their moustache for Movember as the money raised does go to a great cause.

“We got Seon from Fellas hairdressers to be the head judge and everyone had a really good night, we must have raised a couple of hundred pounds for the cause and anyone who still wants to donate can come in and put something in the collection bucket.”

Jamie, who grew his own ‘Movember’ tache, said that the Corner bar would be also looking at doing a speed dating evening soon, and that the bar will be open on Christmas Day until around 2pm.