ROLAND Brand’s dedication and patience paid off after actress June Whitfield crowned him the winner of Movember at the Angel Inn in Petworth.
Manager William Morley said: “Movember at the Angel Inn was a great success, with 32 locals involved. June Whitfield was humorously in charge, as the assembled ‘Mo Brothers’ encircled the bar to be inspected.
“June decided Roland, one of the key people in instigating Movember, was the winner. It then turned to our second event, the shaving of resident bar prop David ‘Skinner’ Gumbrell, and we were delighted to welcome Salvatore Benevenya, a Petworth barber of 31 years, to shave Skinner’s moustache of 45 years.
“We raised more than £1,100, with more donations to come. We would like to thank all our customers, and those who put up with our rather questionable facial hair – or in my case, a noticeable lack of it. I think the work of the Movember team in raising awareness for men’s health issues is noble, but I would also like to thank them for raising awareness for the fact I cannot grow a moustache!”