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    This 12-Year-Old Boy Found An Awesome Way To Fight The Cancer That Took His Grandfather's Life

    He's dressing up as a different moustache-sporting character every day of November to raise money for men's health charities.

    This is 12-year old William Heath. William lost his grandfather to cancer in February this year, so he decided to take part in the annual tradition of "Movember".

    Image courtesy of Clare Heath

    Movember participants grow a moustache for the 30 days of November to spread awareness about issues in men's health, and to raise money for the Movember Foundation, which supports charities working in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health.

    Over the course of his life, William's grandfather, pictured here with William, battled with prostate, testicular, and finally pancreatic cancer.

    Image courtesy of Clare Heath

    William heard about the Movember Foundation when his favourite rubgy club, the Northampton Saints, participated in Movember 2013 as part of a team captained by Dylan Hartley called #FrontMoUnion.

    But since he's only 12 years old, William can't quite grow a moustache yet.

    Instead, with the help of his mother Clare, he's decided to dress up every morning of November as a different famous moustachioed personality.

    Image courtesy of Clare Heath

    William's mother Clare told BuzzFeed News that this wasn't an easy decision for her son to make:

    William has Aperger syndrome and often sees or experiences things differently to his peers. He is not a fan of dressing up but acknowledged that it would be a good idea to help with his fundraising effort. He has, at times, found it all a little overwhelming but has bounced back and soldiered on. He accepts that November lasts for just 30 days so he has to do the best he can during the month of November.

    So far, William has dressed up as Albert Einstein...

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    John Lennon...

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    Ali G...

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    Captain Hook...

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    Nick "The Honey Badger" Cummins...

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    Paul McCartney...

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    Keith Lemon...

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    Groucho Marx...

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    Biggles...

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    Freddie Mercury...

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    And Charlie Chaplin, among others.

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    William's mother Clare told BuzzFeed News that "William’s grandfather, or Pappa as he was called, would have been very proud of William and his efforts, plus the support he is receiving from his cousins."

    He is really pleased and quite humbled with how well he has done. He never expected to raise as much as he has, but he is over the moon about it. Hopefully it will help people to stay healthy and with their families for longer.

    So far, William's favourite character has been Ali G, "although John Lennon has received the most positive comments."

    What characters can we expect to see next? William's mum wouldn't say:

    To come are some great characters from film, TV, sport and the wider world. Happy to receive suggestions but not willing to give anything away!

    William has raised over £2,500 pounds so far. You can donate to his Movember fundraising page here, and see what he dresses up as next on his mum's Twitter page, here.