Earlier this year my dad was diagnosed with and is undergoing treatment for cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma), so it is for him and men everywhere I wish to raise awareness and funds to beat any and all cancers through the art of growing a fine moustache and being (gentle)manly. It's my third Movember, and I'm proud to do it right!
Congratulations Matthew! All the best for your Dad. See you back here next year. Here's to positivity, Mo Power!
I just read the good news in the e-mail, and I have to say I'm pretty damn chuffed!
I had a lot of support from family, friends and fellow students getting the ratings to make it to the first page, and it wasn't easy to stay there. The space, like others I had noticed in the past weeks, was subjected to a lot of negative rating too. I tried to make the space as interesting, informative and cool as I could, and I believe that's what helped me win the award - huge thanks to the Movember crew for having it and awarding it to me!
My dad is doing fine at the moment, and he's currently waiting to have a PET scan to check the progress of the treatment, which is due early January. Fingers crossed. I shall be informing him of the award later today!
Lastly, massive well done to the fellow award winners of this year - I was particularly sad to see the news of Mo Bro Spencer Reynolds...I remember seeing his Mo Space last year and it was truly inspiring running alongside him then and this year.
My team of local Mo Bros total - what an incredible effort from everybody involved. Truly astonishing!
Well done lads, and THANKS everybody! Your funds and support have made this an incredible year for me to don the Mo. I've done so proudly.
My final total. I've beaten my previous two years - fantastic effort from everyone.
As it's now time to close up shop, I leave with the last thank you-s and a message from CEO and co-founder Adam Garone.
Standing proud whilst the audience rated. Continued from the previous post.
The pictures from Plymouth University's Movember Gala were finally uploaded so I can share the one's I'm in!
Here are the nominees - the chap with the Batman Mo won it. Sadly I didn't have any of my own friends in the audience so the audience participation was a bit rigged with societies etc. there, but it was all good fun.
“The last wisps of your whiskers may be washed down the plug hole but in terms of donations it's still harvest time!'
Let's see if we can make it to £400,000...
On the 9th December the competitions will close on BMOC and the leading Mo Bro and Mo Sista will take away the the prizes modelled by a couple of the team in MO HQ below
I can now finally share you with my Mo'trait drawn by artist Andrew Thomson. This was commissioned through Gallery of Mo which I donated to earlier in the month in order to get something a little different from Movember. He had completely free roam and this was his vision: pretty awesome if you ask me - although yes I know it's against the rules (joining of the Mo to sideburns).
Thanks to my incredibly generous lecturer, Rory, I've beaten my previous totals! Team BSCT have also breached the £700 barrier. Incredible effort.
Massive well done!
A post Movember update: I'm awaiting some pictures of myself showing my Mo in final form (for the the month) which I hope to put up in the coming days. I'm currently waiting to collect the last bits of cash donations before I deposit them and then put them up on here.
Also, I shall be continuing to grow the Mo until Christmas as I said some time ago.
Lastly, please keep the rates/likes/tweets coming in for that last bit of support! :)
Big thanks to Josie, Rob, and everybody else who has donated to myself and Team BSCT over the month. Good work everybody! :D
Good effort gents, well done for making it to the end!
Hey dude! You did me a great service by sponsoring us £15 for our 24 hour comic venture! Since you have a super wonderful moustache I thought I should contribute to your cause :) My dad is also doing movember so I am sending you both £7.50 as it all goes the same place in the end! See you soon perhaps, josie x
For all you Mo Bro's shaving down today or tomorrow; this is the way to do it.
Mine is still staying until Christmas. Wish me luck! Please!
Some Mo great fun from Cannonball Run!
Sadly the video quality isn't great, but I couldn't resist sharing the fun!
Mo Mentor #30
Now this gentleman has had quite the impact on my life growing up. I remember seeing him in films such as Smokey and the Bandit (of which has the best out-takes I've ever seen) and has always reminded me to keep a sense of humour. I remember when I brought one of my friends home from secondary school, he actually said my dad reminded him of Mr. Reynolds!
Born Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. in 1936 (!), Reynolds is a well known American actor, director and voice artist. He has won an Emmy and two Golden Globes amongst many other awards, and won 'Mustache of the Year' in the early 70s from the Academy Awards.
Reynolds was actually offered the role of Han Solo in the original Star Wars, but he turned it down (as did Nick Nolte after) and it was given to Harrison Ford instead.
It's the last day of Movember!
This calls for a celebration dance - and what better way than to mimic a past cinema great who oft-donned facial hair (and in this case a fine Mo): Toshiro Mifune!
The scene is from the 80s TV series 'Shogun', based on a novel of the same name by Australian born James Clavell.
A big thanks to Sarah, Kate and Cribbett for their donations and support - it means a lot not only to me but for the cause too.