Movember is a time of year that we are quite passionate about. And for good reason, Movember has become quite a popular event since it began back in 2003.
For those that don’t know, Movember originated in Australia, and has grown to become a global movement with the mission statement: Changing the Face of Men’s Health.
The premise is simple, at the beginning of Movember, gents sign up bare-faced, and for the 30 days of the month formerly known as November, commit to the proud cultivation of a moustache. As this grows, it quite literally changes their face, and the gents involved become walking and talking advertisements for the Movember Foundation, as well as raising money and awareness for their cause.
Movember can be undertaken by individuals alone, friendship groups, office communities – anybody is welcome to participate. At the end of the month, fine examples of moustaches can be seen walking around the streets, often on their way to a fundraising event such as one of the official Movember Gala Parties held around the world, an event hosted by colleagues, friends or community groups, fun runs, photoshoots and much more besides.
This not only raises money to help the Movember Community fund projects to enhance men’s health, but it also helps to get the subject, quite literally, on men’s lips – something that can be tricky to do with many men finding health issues difficult to talk about.
The key to the success of Movember is the fun aspect of it, which makes it easy to join in and publicise. In this spirit, we have launched our own Movember competition…
We love seeing all of your Movember efforts, and we think you should be rewarded. To enter out competition, we want to see your Mo! Send us a picture of your moustache on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and we will enter you into a prize draw to win these fabulous and fun moustache cufflinks. You have the whole of November to enter.
Women and children: you are not excluded! Your moustache does not have to be real! Creativity with biro and fuzzy felt are most acceptable, so why not show your solidarity by entering a family mo to our competition? We’ve had some brilliant entries so far, so the bar has been raised – can you do better?