THESE hairy heroes showed a stiff upper lip when they took part in a fundraising drive to help snooker players in need.
Fourteen men who are regulars at Hartlepool Steelworks Club, in Westbourne Road, raised an impressive £1,200 for Hartlepool Over 50s and Disabled Snooker League by growning moustaches for eight weeks.
The men forfeited their razor from October 18 until December 18 in a feat they dubbed Tash for Cash.
One of the participants, Dwane Douglas, said: “I have never had a moustache in my life.
“Neither had most of the lads. It was shocking to have it, or so my wife said.
“We weren’t expecting to raise this much money but everybody has helped us by coming up with hundreds of pounds.”
The club’s own team were winners of the snooker league in the season that has just finished in October.
League secretary Steve Robson said: “I was astonished with what was raised, especially with what else is going on in the world – to give it to us with other charities there, I was totally gobsmacked.”
The new season starts at the end of January and a meeting is being held at 12.30pm on Monday, January 13, at The Raglan Quoit and Social Club.
To find out more about the league, call Steve on 07821 973963.