Northamptonshire schoolboy desperate to support Movember resorts to daily photos wearing false moustache

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A schoolboy from Northamptonshire has resumed his quest to raise awareness of mens’ health issues using photos of him wearing a false moustache.

William Heath, who has Asperger’s, started tweeting daily photos of himself as a different moustachioed character during ‘Movember’ last year because he wanted to show support for the cause after his grandfather died, but could not grow facial hair himself.

The 13-year-old raised £7,500 in sponsorship for the Movember UK charity, and so far this month has generated a further £2,000.

His mum, Clare Heath, said: “William understands that to repeat his amazing achievement of last year alone would be very difficult.

“For 2015 he has taken a different approach and will pose as a different moustachioed sportsman each day.

“And he’s also using the photos via Facebook and Twitter to encourage young people everywhere, as individuals or as groups and organisations, to join him.”

William is encouraging youngsters who cannot grow facial hair to take part on Twitter and Facebook under the ‘Mini Mo Bros’ banner.

He has also been backed by Northampton Old Scouts rugby club, whose Under 9s team played a whole game against Oundle wearing moustaches.