A MUSSELBURGH barber is taking part in the annual Movember charity project, which campaigns to research and prevent male suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Taman Khalid, from Veen Barbers on North High Street, is donating £1 for every hot shave or beard trim that customers have in store until November 30.

In addition, owner Taman is growing his own moustache to help raise funds for and awareness of men’s health.

Taman said: “We’re a neighbourhood men’s barber shop and we don’t think enough is being done to raise awareness of the health crisis affecting men.

“It’s a crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young – much before their time.

“This year, our team at Veen are taking action by raising funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention, and we hope that all our customers will lend their support.”

The barber shop, which set up in Musselburgh last year and which also has an Edinburgh store, is also encouraging clients to grow a moustache to help raise awareness of the charity, and has built an Instagram ‘Moustache Selfie Mirror’ that enables all clients to participate. The best picture will win an exclusive Veen grooming kit.

Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world.

To donate to Movember on behalf of Veen Barbers, go to movember.com/m/14462183?mc=39