Bedfordshire Police officers take part in Movember

MORE than 75 officers and staff members from a police force will be mimicking famous moustache wearers such as Charlie Chaplin, Daley Thompson and Freddie Mercury as they put away their razor for the month of November to raise funds for a range of prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Members of the Bedfordshire Police force have been spurred into action after a colleague Pc Nathan Peters was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year.

The 27-year-old said: “Finding out that you have cancer is quite possibly the scariest thing in the world but I have been completely overwhelmed by all of the support that I have received from my colleagues.

“Movember is a great cause and it is so important that people are educated about men’s health issues. In my case I suffered a terrible pain while on duty back in April and this prompted me to get it checked out. The doctor confirmed that it was cancer and my treatment process began soon afterwards. It sounds strange to say it but I am so thankful for that pain.”

Pc Peters won’t be able to participate in Movember this time around as he will lose his hair due to the treatment he is having.

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To donate to the Bedfordshire Police Movember team visit and search ‘Bedfordshire Police’.

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