As I might have mentioned before, he has kindly donated it to Movember in aid of prostate cancer.
I will admit to encouraging him rather vigorously to grow it. I blame two things – Eugene Hütz and the fact that I can’t grow one myself (although I have heard some interesting rumours about something called “Fanuary” that I might look into). Anyway, while I think he looks rather dapper with a tash other people keep comparing him to a Mexican bandit and a 70’s porn star… also it is rubbish for snogging so it hasn’t been all smooth sailing.
There are now only 3 days left before he is going to remove it forever (or until next November if I have anything to say about it) so I would like to strongly encourage you to visit his Mospace and leave him just a little bit of money. You know you want to… You can read more about his Movember adventures here.
Movember is officially over although strangely enough four of the seven participants still have their mo’s. I am not sure if this is a fashion statement or an indication of laziness. Time will tell. As a team we would like to thank our friends, family, company and colleagues for all your support. With your help we have raised over £600 in aid of prostate cancer with more to come in if Lawrence makes good on his promise to dye his “tickler” pink in exchange for £10 each from his team.
The official winner of the best mo is Tom who pulled in a whopping 39% of the overall vote, pipping closest rival, Oli at the post only a couple of days before deadline. Thanks to everyone who voted. Tom gets a cool facial hair grooming set and the privilege of wearing the best mo sash around the office… and well… if you’re as proud as Tom… around Oxford Street at lunchtime too.
As much fun as Movember was for all of us, it’s important to remember these facts:
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 35,000 men are diagnosed every year and one man dies every hour.
1 in 11 UK men will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
To find out more about Men’s health issues click here. And if anyone wants to use this opportunity to make a donation, there is still time. Otherwise we will see you next year, same time, same place…
Thanks to my amazing friends and colleagues, I was able to raise £131 for Movember in aid of prostate cancer, before the deadline and so this morning the tash of destiny had to be donned. Of course in honour of the facial fur I decided to go for a conservative outfit of grey dress, red leopard print tights, my blue and purple tartan coat and red tartan scarf… he he… as Mich says, “clashing is in!”
I was expecting my stroll to Earlsfield Station and the subsequent journey on the overland and underground to create quite a stir. I forgot how used to the bizarre the average Londoner is. While I got a couple of odd looks for the most part no one stared. In fact most people made a concerted effort not to make eye contact with me and quite a number of people wouldn’t stand next to me on the train. Whoo-hoo, space! I might wear the tash everyday!
In my office, I am being hailed as something of a legend but the true legends are the boys in my team who have been sporting their mo’s for a whole month as well as all the men who have battled and beaten prostate cancer. You guys rock HARDCORE! Also a special thanks to Mich who helped me document my journey.
This is a little video of me and Mich on the train from Earlsfield to Waterloo. Notice how no one will look at me…
It’s Movember Monday again and despite the hideous weather all the mo-faced boys in my office are smiling from ear to ear. After 24 days of growth, the mo’s are looking pretty serious now and I am proud of all of them. Of course we still need your donations.
Now as you know, I pledged to spend the day with a fake Mo on on the 27th providing this blog generated £100 in sponsorship. At the moment we are still on £45. Come on guys! Michelle has kindly volunteered to travel part of the way into work with me and take photos and video of me looking like a tool on the train! Surely this humiliation is worth a few quid of your hard-earned cash. Donate now or be disappointed.
Here are this week’s photos. Now is the time to start voting for your favourite to be the winner. The votes will close next Monday, 1 December. So place your vote now.