Usually, the month of November sees an influx of moustaches grown in aid of men’s health awareness.
City of Lincoln Council Chief Executive and Town Clerk, Andrew Taylor, opted however to shed his 38-year-old ‘tash on November 5, raising £500 in the process.
After smashing his £200 target, Mr Taylor said he was “genuinely nervous” about the stunt. “I don’t know what we are going to find under there, probably lost family pets”, he joked.
The fundraising event, staged at City Hall, saw colleagues, friends and family gather as son Sean (26) reached for the shaver.
After tending to his fresh look, Mr Taylor introduced himself to the crowd as “the new Chief Executive!”
The venture was arranged after a former colleague had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
“After Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Patrick Vaughan, adopted the Motor Neurone Disease Association as his charity this year, I could not think of a more persuasive cause to save it off”, said Mr Taylor.
“It’s a fabulous cause, an important cause and one dear to our own hearts.”
To donate to Andrew Taylor’s ‘Reverse Movember Challenge’ you can visit the Just Giving page now.