OVER £500 has been raised for a suicide prevention charity by the British Forces Gibraltar.

Members of the Forces successfully raised the sum for the Movember Foundation by giving up shaving for the entirety of November.

Participants were judged at the end of the month for a series of facial-hair based awards by Mrs Europe, Davinia Baglietto and Commodore Mike Walliker of the British Forces.

The ‘best overall moustache’ went to the ‘unrecognisable’ Daz Hemmings, while Magic Johnson won ‘most unique design’ for his batman shaped offering.

“Thank you to all those who took part and supported this great event,” said Lieutenant Louise Moxworthy.

“The razors are now officially back out… until next year anyway!”

The Movember Foundation aims to ensure that men live happier and longer lives through a focus on mental health.