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Wonderful 1907 moustaches - the ultimate Movember image?

I uploaded this image on 14 November 2011, the day before I went into hospital to have my prostate removed after being diagnosed with prostate cancer back in the summer. This coincided with Movember, the fantastic awareness and money raising campaign for men's cancers which is marked by men around the world growing moustaches for the month of November.

 

To 'celebrate' this, each November since then, for every view of this photo I have donated 10p to charity, equally split between Movember and Macmillan Cancer Care.

 

In 2011 the image had 1,166 views and, rounding up, I donated £60 to each. In November 2012 it was 372 views (I donated £20 to each) and then in November 2013 it was 1,337 views (which meant £66.85 to each).

 

If by any chance you feel inclined to donate more yourself then click on either (or both) of the following links:

My page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesMorley

Movember: mobro.co/jamesinealing

 

As an aside, the image is dated October 1907 and I believe the gentleman on the left is John Hook. The other chap looks similar and I suspect from the obvious familiarity may be his brother. I hadn't mentioned when I uploaded this image that it was one of three similar images, all with slightly varied poses. They make a great triptych.

 

For more vintage photos follow me on Twitter at @PhotosOfThePast.

 

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Update November 2014: Here we go again! I can't believe it's now three years since I had my prostate removed. After a blip and a course of radiotherapy early this year things are looking good again :) So it's time to repeat the challenge and donate again to two very worthy causes! For the record, as of the start of the month the image had had 16,112 views.

 

Update November 2013: For the third year running I've donated 10p for each view on this image during the month of November, split between Movember and Macmillan. Flickr has changed the way it reports stats, which led to a whopping 1,337 views. Ouch! But it's all to two great causes ... So that's £66.85 each to Movember & Macmillan.

 

Update December 2012: For the second year running I donated 10p for each view on this image during the month of November, split between Movember and Macmillan. In 2012 this amounted to 327 views, so I've rounded it up and donated £20 to each. In fact thanks to The Big Give and Gift Aid, plus a donation from pellethepoet, the total amount raised is £86.35:

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Taken in October 1907