Last year, I was watching Norwich smash Ipswich 4-1, when I realised our super striker
Grant Holt was sporting a moustache of such specularity that it made my weeks growth look like bum-fluff on my 16 year old son (sorry, Cameron!).
The commentator then informed us all that Holt and several other footballers were growing their ‘taches in aid of Movember – a charity organised to highlight mens’ health; particularly prostate cancer.
Allow me to be lazy and let the website give you the details:
About The Campaign
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.
So, that’s the short and curlies of it all, and myself and a fellow band of Mo Bros are taking part through-out the month of Movember. My colleague and friend – Tim Pritchard – has organised a group of us into The Nose Neighbours. If you click the link it will take you straight to our group. Feel free to join and expand our numbers as we look to beat last years’ total of £500! The link to donate is on the page, or you can just donate straight to my Movember page. Even if you donate £1-£5 it will all add up in the end, and you will have my eternal thanks!
The King Lud here in Ryde has also suggested that we have a meet-up at the end of the month BEFORE we all shave our beauties off, so a piss-up with fellow moustachioed individuals is another incentive to get involved!
I did try to grow a moustache last year, but I only found out about it late, so this year I’m going guns blazing, and clean shaven for the first time in well over a decade, Hell, I was best man at a wedding once and didn’t clean shave for that… or my sisters wedding last week!
And which style am I going for?
Take a look below.