Leeds girl Lily’s loom band moustaches aid Movember effort

Lily Dunn with her loom band moustache for Movember
Lily Dunn with her loom band moustache for Movember
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She may not be able to personally take part, but 10-year-old Lily Dunn is still doing her bit for Movember.

The youngster has come up with her own way to get behind the national fundraising drive to support men’s health projects – by making moustaches out of loom bands.

And today the Yorkshire Evening Post is calling on our readers to share their Movember efforts.

Lily, from Bramhope, Leeds, has raised £45 so far by attaching the taches to keyrings and selling them at her school.

Her mum Rachel said she was very proud of her daughter: “She’s an absolute sweetie – she’s always doing things like this.

“She’s got a really big heart.”

The pupil at Bramhope Primary School decided to help the Movember cause because her granddad has been affected by prostate cancer, along with other family members.

Rachel said her dad was diagnosed about five years ago and underwent surgery, with him now having had the all-clear.

But Lily wanted to join Movember and got started on the loom band moustaches after teaching herself how to create the colourful bands with YouTube videos.

They’ve proved a huge success with school friends and now a few remaining keyrings are being sold at florist Rachel’s shop, Lily’s of Bramhope, on Breary Lane.

Lily’s contribution to Movember is among the support for the cause being shown by people across Leeds.

Last Saturday, MoRunning took place at Roundhay Park, with instructors from British Military Fitness providing the warm-up.

Rob Love, managing director of British Military Fitness, said: “MoRunning is a fantastic way to promote men’s health and we are proud to be able to support such an event. Well done to those who took part and congratulations to those who finished it.

“We believe supporting men’s health is an incredibly worthwhile endeavour and hope those who took part in the warm-ups enjoyed their taste of BMF fun and fitness.”

And we’re still keen to see your snaps of Movember moustaches.

The Yorkshire Evening Post is calling for pictures of the moustachioed faces of so-called Mo Bros from across the district.

Nicola Furbisher, managing editor of the YEP, said: “We know a lot of hard work will go into crafting your moustaches this Movember. So why not show off your work by sending in a Movember selfie to the YEP? The movement is a great cause.”

*Send your snaps by the end of the month and we will feature them. Email yep.newsdesk@ypn.co.uk

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