Money raised for prostate cancer research
WHEN the sports team at Canterbury Christ Church University decided to grow moustaches for charity event Movember one person was at a disadvantage. Mum of two Leah Quinn was a little… ahem… follically challenged. But the Australian, who has lived in Canterbury for ten years, was not to be defeated. She came up with this brilliant idea of transforming herself into famous stars with ‘taches.
From artist Salvador Dali, to silent movie great Charlie Chaplin and comedians Keith Lemon and Will Ferrell, Ms Quinn, 50, has taken on every persona! She said:
“I work for Christ Church Sport (part of Canterbury Christ Church University). They traditionally get a team of staff together to raise money for Movember. Most of the sport staff are men but they have encouraged everyone to join in. I tried to think of what 1 could do to make up for my inability to grow a moustache and this is what I came up with. I didn’t really have any personal interest in the charity’s aim initially but when I told my good friend, Julia Willis, about it, she told me that her husband had died from prostate cancer. Then another friend, in the US, saw the photos on Facebook and she told me that her father had died of it as well. I have dedicated my fundraising effort to Julia’s late husband, Paul Willis.”
• Donate money at http://mosista.co/leahquinn
Herne Bay Gazette, November 19th 2014