A WELSH footballing legend joined in with the fundraising efforts of a Caernarfon-based non-profit organisation by taking part in ‘Movember’ before Christmas.

Malcolm Allen, who played for Watford, Aston Villa, Norwich City, Millwall, Newcastle United and Stevenage in his career, joined Antur Waunfawr’s fundraising campaign back in November.

Movember is an annual event encouraging individuals to grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

Antur Waunfawr, one of Wales’ leading social enterprises, joined the effort this year, raising £84 for the cause.

Antur Waunfawr is a social enterprise providing employment and training opportunities to people with learning disabilities.

It was the brain baby of R. Gwynn Davies of Waunfawr, and by now it employs more than 100 staff and supports in excess of 65 adults with learning difficulties.

Allen, whose playing career was cut short by an injury in the 1990s, now appears on S4C’s football review programme, Sgorio, but more recently has worked as a senior support worker with Antur Waunfawr.

And he lasted the whole month of November with a furry friend on his face.

In a statement issued in December, the official Movember campaign thanked participants, for embarking on a “hairy ride.”

It said: “Thanks to the conversations (participants) kick-started, there are more people – mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, the list goes on – aware of the health risks men face, and this information could save a life.

“Not only that, but the funds raised will support life-changing health programs across mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.”