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The £10 Challenge: Make the most of Movember Mo-bros with moustachioed ales and cupcakes

By Chris Higgins

As this is the month of dodgy facial hair endeavours, an appropriate celebration may be in order, so MM offers you the best way to support fellow Mo-bros for under a tenner.

The Crown and Kettle on Oldham Road are being excellently spiffing and offering a special Ossett Brewery ale for the occasion.

The Movember Ale costs £2.85 a pint, leaving you with a decent bit of change after a pleasant three glasses to spend on bar snacks or moustache combs.

And not only are you buying a refreshing beverage to accompany some gentlemanly pub talk, but 10p from every pint goes to the Movember charity, raising awareness for male health issues.

But if you don’t want to spend all your coins on pub talk and peanuts, there is a sweeter option to consider.

Hey Little Cupcake! have lovingly crafted a set of moustachioed cupcakes to back our bros in mo’s, with a portion of the price going to Movember charities.

The cupcakery, on Little Quay Street in Spinningfields, are selling the hirsute treats for £3 with £1 from every cake sold donated to Prostate Cancer UK.

It might also be worth a trip to Debenhams on Market Street who are offering a free cup of tea or coffee to anyone sporting a lip-warmer this month.

By now, £6 down into your celebration of manliness, the urge to parade your own fuzzy facial features may take hold, and Odder Bay on Oxford Road has you covered.

The swanky purveyors of real ale, fine wine and splendid atmosphere are putting on a bit of a do this Saturday November 17 for those embracing the spirit of Movember.

A £3 entry fee, donated of course to the month’s favourite charity, will see you into the venue where Manchester’s finest will be spinning the wheels of steel.

Legendary DJs including Rob Bright (Bugged Out), John McCready (Hacienda) and James Holroyd (Back To Basics) will all be presided over by MC Kwasi.

The more mathematically inclined amongst you may have realised there is still £1.15 left over from your upmarket day out, just enough to buy a pack of razors in preparation for the end of the month.

Enjoy it while it lasts, Mo-bros.

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