12-year-old's quirky Movember tribute to late grandfather

Anna Walker

13-year-old William Heath was devastated when he lost his beloved grandfather to cancer last year. Inspired by the Movember efforts of his favourite rugby club, the Northampton Saints, he pledged to get involved himself.

Then aged just 12, William was at a clear disadvantage—he couldn’t yet grow facial hair.

As he has Asperger syndrome, William struggles with fancy dress but in honour of his grandfather, he decided to sport a famous false moustache every day of November.

William and grandad
William pictured with his late Grandfather

Overall William raised an impressive £40,000 after asking for donations over birthday presents. His costumes ranged from Charlie Chaplin, to Hulk Hogan, to Ron Burgandy to Magnum PI. 

Heath’s back with a vengeance for 2015, find out more about this year’s plans here.

 

Here are 7 of our favourite William costumes:

 

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

 

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

 

John Lennon

John Lennon

 

Albert Einstein

Einstein

 

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx

 

Mario

Mario

 

Nick Cummins

tennis

 

All images via Clare Heath