POSTIES in Darlington have delivered for charity as part of the Movember campaign.

Five staff at the Royal Mail delivery office have grown moustaches to raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues.

All money raised will be matched by the Royal Mail, and Paul Bowman, Darlington delivery office manager, said: “Our people at the St Cuthbert’s Way delivery office in Darlington planned various fundraising events including growing a moustache.

“We have a proud history of charitable fundraising at Royal Mail – in fact, we’re Guinness World Record holders.

“I am very confident that the generosity of our people in Darlington will help to raise money for this very worthy cause during Movember and in the year ahead.”

The Movember campaign encourages men to grow moustaches throughout November and donate their sponsorship money to men’s health charities - specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

Owen Sharp, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We are delighted that Royal Mail employees in Darlington are taking part in Movember.”

He added: “Funds raised will help Prostate Cancer UK provide vital support services where men need them most, and find answers for the future by funding research.

“I would like to thank all Royal Mail employees for their efforts.”

Royal Mail’s support for Movember can also be seen in a new postmark applied to postmarked letters for two weeks in November.