Commit to changing the face of men’s health and make it official by signing up for Movember now.
Sharing stories of your company’s Mo Bros and Mo Sistas is a great way to unite colleagues, recognize employee efforts and highlight the good you are doing. Use the office pinboard or internal newsletters to spread the Movember word, recruit others and raise funds for men’s health.
There is strength in numbers, so recruit the entire organisation to join the hairy journey by creating or joining a Movember team. Check out your Mo Space, your fundraising headquarters, for all the tools to reach out to co-workers and friends.
Moustaches are Movember. Thin and wispy or thick and full – the size of a Mo doesn’t matter as long it’s in accordance with the official rules: no beards or goatees.
Use your moustache or support the growth of a Mo to change the face of men’s health and raise funds for the Movember Foundation’s programmes.
Take pride in your Mo growing efforts by taking time out of your work day to host a Mo Party in your office. Staff will have some serious Mo envy with all the fine Mo Bros and Mo Sistas on display.
Got what it takes to be captain of your industry? Join one of the official Movember Industry Challenges and compete with other Mo’s across your sector and across the globe to see who takes the title and holds bragging rights till next year (check out 3 of them below). Industry Challenges seek to bring together companies in the same industry in a fun, competitive environment, rewarding the highest fund raisers after a head to head battle charted on the Leaderboards throughout the month.
Mo’s on and offshore, from riggers, refiners and retailers, came together last year to help us change the face of men’s health. Check out the Conoco Phillips Mo team styling out their facial foliage on the MoBrotannia platform. Team Stasco Mo’s from Shell Shipping & Trading won the Challenge in 2013, with BP having the largest global network of MO’s with team’s all across the world competing in the company challenge.
During the 2013 campaign, Bloomberg generated a 100% increase in funds and a 418% increase in Movember participation. Led internally by Fabia Stocken from their Philanthropy Department, London’s Finsbury Square was the fulcrum of a vast global network of over 1000 people (1232). That mass of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas managed a total of £265,747, unsurpassed by any other network.
A shave down on 31 October formed the centerpiece of an activation day that saw their London team quadruple in size and trigger widespread interest within the company as a whole. Bloomberg’s internal communications team also cleverly integrated Gen Mo into effective, relevant messages that engaged staff and updated them on the team’s progress throughout the campaign.
Support came from the very top of the organization and Chairman Peter Grauer spoke of his support from the perspective of a prostate cancer survivor: “The Movember campaign has succeeded in galvanizing awareness around men’s health issues and raising funds to beat prostate and testicular cancers. With the brilliantly simple and uniquely male idea of growing a moustache, Movember has sparked a dialogue and brought these issues to the forefront. As a prostate cancer survivor, I deeply appreciate the importance of the effort and am proud of Bloomberg’s participation.”
Finning (UK) Ltd. is one of the world’s largest distributors of Cat® equipment and power systems. While the company and its employees have been taking part in Movember for a number of years, 2013 saw Finning’s biggest fundraising drive to date.
The business supports a female cancer charity and felt it was time to redress the balance and boost its support for Movember, given that 80% of the company’s 1,800-strong workforce is male.
Finning was proud to show its outward support for Movember by giving a Mo-makeover to four Cat machines, which were on display in full view of the A5 outside its headquarters in Cannock. The company also literally flew the Movember flag for drivers on this popular stretch of road to see throughout the month.
In total, Finning had over a dozen teams and more than 150 employees taking part across its national network of over 30 branches; raising in excess of £15,000.
Saatchi & Saatchi. 18 Members. £4,328 Raised.
Team captain and 5 year Mo Bro Paul Lawton led from the front, with strong support from some dedicated Mo Sistas at this creative hub. They brought in ‘Tache Back’, an initiative of money donated from coffees bought in the office. They also performed ‘Tache in the attic’, an auction of ‘treasures’ (including a day off work) to raise funds for the team total. Everyone in the team also got on social media to spread the word and share their Mo’s using their unique #Moustaatchi hashtag, along with #Movember and tagging in the Mo team @MovemberUK. This shows that a textbook combination of old school and new school fundraising and awareness can lead to a really successful Movember, whatever size your team is.
Things got hairy at Halfords last year. Be-whiskered staff from automotive and cycle retailer Halfords helped the company take the title for the most participants in Movember of any firm in Europe last year. Almost 2000 colleagues have grown moustaches and raised more than £15,000 in support of the Movember – which aims to have a lasting impact on the face of men’s health by raising vital funds and awareness.
Halfords Retail Director Rob Swyer, sporting an impressive ‘Mo’ of his own said: “I’m proud of our colleagues’ show of support and amazed at the creativity and variety of the moustaches they now bear. Health is a serious business but we’ve had good fun and the network has just grown and grown over the last few weeks raising funds and awareness for an important cause.”