It’s Joe-vember!

Paul Kendrick, dad of Joseph, top centre, at the 'before' photocall for Joe-vember in aid of Joseph's Goal, with Wigan Evening Post colleagues Andrew Nowell, Andy Moffatt, Richard 'Poirot', or should that be 'haricot', Bean?, Henry Widdas, James Illingworth and Andrew Edgeworth
Paul Kendrick, dad of Joseph, top centre, at the 'before' photocall for Joe-vember in aid of Joseph's Goal, with Wigan Evening Post colleagues Andrew Nowell, Andy Moffatt, Richard 'Poirot', or should that be 'haricot', Bean?, Henry Widdas, James Illingworth and Andrew Edgeworth
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NOVEMBER is set to be a big month for the Joseph’s Goal campaign with our editorial team ready to become mo-bros.

To raise money for brave three-year-old Joseph Kendrick, who has the rare genetic disorder Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia, staff here at the Wigan Evening Post will be growing their own top-lip ticklers.

Having taken inspiration from the popular Movember campaigns used to raise funds in aid of prostate cancer, we have dubbed the month Joe-vember and hope to raise funds through sponsorship.

Joseph’s father Paul, 36, who is the Evening Post’s Latics correspondent, jumped at the chance to grow his own nose neighbour.

He said: “There’s a few nervous people in the office about what the next month might bring, but it’ll be great fun.

“We had talked about doing a Movember for Joseph’s Goal and I went home and told my wife, Emma, about the idea.

“She said ‘so, it’ll be a Joe-vember?’ and the name has stuck.

“I’d like to think I’ll come out looking like Tom Selleck or General Melchett from Blackadder.

“But I am stepping into the unknown a little bit – I’ve never gone more than a few days without shaving.

“It’ll be really competitive in the office, but it’s all for a great cause and that’s the main thing.”

Senior reporter Andy Edgeworth, said: “It will be a great bit of banter in the office and we’re all debating various styles from which to choose. I have visions of looking like Wyatt Earp, but really I fear I’ll just look like Freddie Mercury.

“It is for a fantastic cause that is close to all our hearts.”

and it will be well worth it.”