You may notice over the coming weeks (thirty days to be precise) that a number of the gentlemen of the British Embassy in Kyiv will be sporting an increased amount of facial hair. Moustaches in fact.
Such a co-ordinated outbreak may at first glance seem strange, but the month of November has been hijacked in many countries around the world by the ‘Movember’ movement – and it has arrived in the heart of Kyiv.
Movember is a charitable organisation which raises awareness and funds for men’s health; specifically prostate and testicular cancer and related charities. Last year Movember raised a stunning total of £48.5 million. It did so by encouraging individuals and teams of volunteers to grow a moustache.