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Photo gallery: Daughter of Alvin Stardust raises more than £8,000 with Movember challenge in memory of her father

PUBLISHED: 08:51 09 December 2014 | UPDATED: 08:51 09 December 2014

Sophie Jewry with one of her moustaches from her Movember challenge, which she embarked on to raise funds for prostate cancer. Picture: Julia Holland

Sophie Jewry with one of her moustaches from her Movember challenge, which she embarked on to raise funds for prostate cancer. Picture: Julia Holland

Photography by Julia Holland 2014. http://www.all-about-image.co.uk

The daughter of a famed glam-rock star has raised more than £8,000 for prostate cancer after taking part in Movember in memory of her father.

Sophie Jewry from Dereham, is drawing different moustache on her face everyday in November for Movember, and in memory of her Dad, Alvin Stardust. Picture: Matthew Usher.Sophie Jewry from Dereham, is drawing different moustache on her face everyday in November for Movember, and in memory of her Dad, Alvin Stardust. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Sophie Jewry embarked on the fund-raiser after her father Alvin Stardust died from the disease at the end of October aged 72.

The challenge usually sees men grow a moustache to raise awareness of - and funds for - men’s health issues.

But, unable to grow her own, Miss Jewry has spent the last month posing as familiar moustache faces including Charlie Chaplin, Hulk Hogan and Groucho Marx, taking requests from friends and donning - or drawing - the unusual facial hair.

“It’s been really great - people have supported me so much. They are laughing and it makes it an easy way in to having the conversation about checking - I had one person message me saying that it had made it easier to have the conversation with their other half.

“Another man messaged me saying he has booked an appointment,” she said.

Miss Jewry, who lives in Dereham, said that the family weren’t aware how serious singer Alvin’s condition was.

“Although I knew he was ill nine months previously, I didn’t know how ill he was until I got a call telling me I needed to say goodbye,” she said. “He had always been positive, and I’m a big believer in keeping positive.”

The 33-year-old said taking part in Movember was a “nice distraction”.

“I threw myself into it, there was something really positive about doing it and it meant I didn’t have to think too much. My friend said that I had to do Hulk Hogan because we all loved him back in the eighties. Other than that people would request me to do certain ones,” she said.

And her charity challenge received a boost when wrestling legend Hogan retweeted her impression of his moustache to his 1.1m followers.

Joined by friends and family who also got involved, she has raised more than £8000 so far.

The brand consultant said that she has other charity projects lined up to raise funds for Macmillan, who looked after her father when he was ill.

To donate or for more information visit www.teamstardust.com

Have you found an usunsual way of raising money for charity? Contact lauren.cope@archant.co.u

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