This is all thanks to Movember which is (in case you haven’t worked it out) is a combination of the words ‘November’ and ‘moustache’. In 1999 in Adelaide Australia, a group started the event as a way of raising money for men’s health issues; in particular, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and depression. It became a registered charity in 2004 and has since been exported to almost a dozen new countries around the world.
How Can You Get Involved?Movember website and set up a profile. You can use this to show pictures of your moustache’s progress and as a fundraising base you can direct sponsors to. They will be able to donate money using a secure server.
A great way to take part in Movember is as a team. If you can get a group of friends or work colleagues all interested then you can set up a team on the website. You can make it competitive and see who can raise the most money and grow the best moustache, or you can just all meet up at the end of the month at the sponsored Movember celebration events held in cities around the world.
What if You are a Girl?If you can grow a moustache then now is the time to wear it proudly, if not, then you can show your support for the campaign by encouraging your Mo Bros in their efforts, by helping to spread the word and encouraging donations. There is also a great deal of merchandise available on the website such as moustache shaped cookie cutters, t-shirts, moustache combs, apps, posters, badges and more, with all the proceeds of course going to the charity fund.
How Much does the Campaign Raise?Last year Movember raised an enormous £48 million globally, with £11.7 million coming from the UK, and since its official introduction in 2004 Movember has raised £106 million with more than 11 million men and women taking part. So get your hairdressing equipment out, sit in your hairdressing furniture and cultivate your face to raise ever more money for such a good cause.
Key Mo Bro Code: Every Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.