Take action by committing to changing the face of men’s health by signing up for Movember now.
Get to know your Mo Space, it’s your fundraising headquarters. It has all the tools for sharing your Mo Story and asking for donations that support life changing programmes, funded by the Movember Foundation.
There is strength in numbers. Band together and rally the community to join the hairy journey by creating or joining a Movember team.
Moustaches are Movember. Thin and wispy or thick and full – the size of a Mo doesn’t matter as long as you play by the official rules: no beards or goatees.
Start a converstaion about the importance of men’s health by posting a message on your group’s Facebook wall or hang a Movember men’s health poster in your community.
Take pride in your efforts to change the face of men’s health by hosting a Mo Party or join other Mo Bros and Mo Sistas at an official Movember Gala – the costume party Mo’s are growing for.
A year after British Seed Houses provided an impressive 120m long grass moustache in the Somerset countryside, associate company Joseph Morton Ltd cultivated a similar creation in a Co. Londonderry field to kick off Movember in Northern Ireland.
Morton’s called on local farmers to grow their own moustache during Movember, offering a prize of £500 worth of Morton’s products for the most impressive ‘Mo’. Morton’s also donated £500 to the Movember charity on the winner’s behalf.
The image provided priceless publicity on the front pages of Northern Ireland’s national papers.
Not to be outdone, British Seed Houses produced a 36ft by 9ft moustache for the National Trust landmark the Cerne Abbas giant to herald the 2013 campaign, an image that graced a variety of the national papers in the UK.
A team of RAF personnel stationed at MOD St Athan near Cardiff took it upon themselves to do their bit for men’s health and walked the length of Wales, starting from RAF Valley on Anglesey. The journey was long, and the blisters were giving them some issues, but the support they received along the way more than made up for it. The consisted of 7 brave Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, captained by Cpl. Mat Winkler (aka The Fonz), and battled their way to raising an impressive £3,135 for Movember.
Barbers have always played a pivotal role in promoting Movember in the UK. Gent’s Quarter, a traditional shop based in Baildon, West Yorkshire, are a shining example of how the relationship can work.
Besides raising money for men’s health during the past two campaigns, Gent’s Quarter saw the value of promoting Movember to their customer base and the local community in general and staged a number of well-attended events during the campaign
Among these was a Men’s Health evening at the barber’s shop fronted by a local GP who talked through issues involved with prostate and testicular cancer. In addition, they hosted a Mo Sista night at a local wine bar, attended by over 100 locals and a kids disco at a local school.
Co-owner Claire Chambers was also a regular on local media promoting the association during the month.
Gent’s Quarter are currently the highest fund raising barber globally and have amassed over £10k for Movember since 2012.
The Go Compare team, from just outside Newport in Wales, pushed the boundaries on participation this year, recruiting 28 Mo Bro and Mo Sistas to the hairy cause. They featured on ITV Wales for Movember, they gave their website a small Movember makeover, held bake offs, took part in Mo running, ran quiz nights and had local restaurants supporting and raising money for them. The company also donated £50 for each Mo grower and Mo runner. This helped the team a grand total of £3,705
The Go Compare team showed how a large company can support Movember without having to be an official partner or benefit from it, other than by simply doing good helping change the face of men’s health.
Bristol has a rich history of street art and Movember support. The home of Banksy also hosts a yearly celebration of their culture, called Upfest, and they linked up with Movember for the 2013 campaign to promote the wealth of talent associated with this West Country community.
In a unique collaboration, a Mo Space page entitled Mo’s Art was created as a fundraising device. Supporters who pledged at least £10 then had the chance to win one-off pieces by some of the regions top artists, such as My Dog Sighs and Silent Bill.
We’d like to thank Steve Hayles from Upfest for mobilising this colourful community and raising nearly £1500 for men’s health initiatives.
In 2013 Maynes Coaches, Executive Luxury Coach Hire in Scotland, registered a team of 17 to embrace the moustache and get on board with Movember. Drivers, the Engineering team and Directors all got behind the cause to do their bit for men’s health, becoming ambassadors for the cause all across the Scottish Highlands and beyond. The team was captained by company director David Mayne.
For the duration of the campaign, the team branded much of their fleet with Mo’s, not only raising much needed awareness, but also incentivising the general public to win a prize for capturing a picture of the Mo’s on the move. To further boost their fundraising efforts, Maynes Coaches engaged their Facebook community by auctioning limited number of the company’s 60th anniversary booklets, and Corgi Models of the coaches. The team raised an astounding £8,800 for the causes that Movember supports.