RESIDENTS at a Llandudno care home, helped by a moustachioed magician, have supported Movember to raise awareness of men’s health issues

Among the residents at Queen Elizabeth Court is a man known for his impressive curly moustache, the world famous magician Mark Raffles, who retired to the home earlier this year.

Ladies and gentlemen in their 80s, 90s and 100s, donned fake moustaches and cheesy grins to pose for photos, with some residents taking their first ever selfies. Everyone later enjoyed a moustache themed afternoon tea.

Mark, a Second World War veteran, who entertained D Day troops, said: “We’re supporting Movember because we want to encourage men of all ages to talk about their health.”

Movember, the month when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male suicide.

The home’s activities coordinator, Gary Carr, said: “Supporting Movember was a great way for our home to raise awareness of men’s health. Everyone had a good laugh and some of our residents even had a go at taking their first selfies!”

“Taking part in national events like this helps our residents feel part of the wider community and allows them to continue making a difference.”