Dereham woman raises awareness of Movember after her father, Alvin Stardust, died from prostate cancer

While many men are proudly growing their moustaches for charity this month, the daughter of a glam rock star has found an innovative way to take part in the campaign herself in memory of her father.

Sophie Jewry's father, Alvin Stardust, died from prostate cancer last month aged 72.

Miss Jewry, who lives in Dereham, said the singer had been diagnosed with the disease 18 months before he died, and that if he had recognised the symptoms earlier or had been screened for the condition, the chances of him living for longer would have increased.

Now, the 33 year old is determined to raise awareness of prostate cancer and to make men aware that they need to take their health seriously.

To kick-off her awareness-raising campaign, the brand consultant has joined in Movember by drawing or wearing a different moustache on her face every day and posting it on Instragram and Twitter.


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Since the start of the month, the #teamstardust initiative has gathered pace and Miss Jewry has posed as familiar moustached faces including Charlie Chaplin, Hercule Poirot and David Niven. She said: 'Even though it's fun and quirky and making people laugh, it's got people talking about men's health. And although it's about men's health, it's about health in general and the need for people to get checked. It's certainly a very difficult conversation to have to say to your children you've got cancer but to say I've got cancer and there's nothing I can do about it because I left it too late is even harder. It's literally a moment of discomfort for a lot of not pain.'

• To follow Miss Jewry's Movember campaign and to donate, follow her on Twitter @sophiejewry

• Have you found a quirky way to raise money for charity? Email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk

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