Airline passengers flying over Eastleigh this month will be able to see the “World’s Biggest Mo” painted on the ground at Southampton Airport.
The painted moustache measures a massive 250m by 60m and is located on airport land, running parallel to the runway.
Inspired by the efforts of gents across the world who grow moustaches annually, the airport decided to create the giant moustache in its grounds to raise awareness of the charity Movember raises which raises money to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.
Around 130,000 passengers are expected to use Southampton Airport during November and they will be able to look out for the giant Mo when they take off or come into land.
Passengers are invited to tweet about it using the #MASSIVEMO hash tag and to donate to Movember at moteam.co/massive-mo .
The airport says the Massive Mo, which is the length of five Olympic swimming pools, would not have been possible without the help of the organisations that volunteered their time and materials, namely Pitchmark Ltd, Dyer & Butler, PH Warr, and UAViate.
In addition to the Massive Mo, a number of different teams at Southampton Airport will be embracing the month of Movember, challenging each other to raise the most money while perfecting their moustaches – including the Airport Fire Service, Swissport baggage handlers, Airside Operations, Flybe’s cabin crew and Security.
Louise Neville, Southampton Airport’s PR & Communications Executive, said:
“Every year our airport has seen our airport staff sprouting moustaches for Movember, this year we wanted to do something really big to recognise the support our customers have given our staff who grow every year for this great cause.”