James MacKEDDIE
3  year  Mo Bro

£0

Target: £500
raised £375 since 2019
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Mental health and suicide prevention

I'm raising funds and awareness this November for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives.

I know things can be tough. I know it can suck.

I lost my father last year to cancer, after he’d battled with life, after a brain tumour for 13 years, being left disabled as a result. His ill health started soon after I’d moved in with him at 16, getting away from my mother who physically and mentally abused me my entire childhood.

A childhood of custody battles, police and social services.

I’ve had my dark days & still do, those ones you don’t open the curtains, lock yourself away from society or run scared down the road, from no one, but it feels real.

All too real

I’ve had the fortune of receiving some amazing professional help in my early 20s which has made life much more stable and allowed me to pursue a career, volunteer for charities, give back to others and see the world with greater colour and vividness.

I still struggle. I always will. But I know there are people out there willing and able to help.

I want you to know there are too.

I’m riding a 440+mile route that has deep meaning to me. It defines part of my life and showed me what true love and commitment means. My father drove it twice a weekend, for 10 years, in order to be part of my and my sisters life.

That's around 1/4 million miles of driving, whilst holding a full time job, purely to be with me.

Thats Love. That's commitment.

This November will be physically dark, likely wet & cold. It will test me, my resilience and my mental strength to push on when logic says have a hot shower, bed and chill out. For me it’s dedicated to my father, for the 1/4 million miles he drove to stay in my life, for others I hope it’s something that may inspire them to speak to a friend, take 5 minutes to walk for some fresh air, making sure they have time to be them.

You can join in, from riding a little bit with me, donating if possible, sharing my story with others, growing a mo or doing what may seem insignificant, asking how your mate or family member is today

If you’ve got this far, thank you. Your time means a lot to me

James

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Previous year's posts

Congratulations to our UK Sport Challenge winners! The top fundraising Mo Legends are as follows...

Individuals

1 Simon Davidson £13,732
2 Andrew Kirk £6,964
3 Reghan Tumilty £5,605

Teams

1 Farnham RUFC £36,100
2 Moustaches In November Golfing Eccentrics £15,653
3 Ironsideburns £14,531

A huge thank you to the whole community that raised over £800,000 for men's health this year.

Previous year's posts

Congratulations to our UK Sport Challenge winners! The top fundraising Mo Legends are as follows...

Individuals

1 Simon Davidson £13,732
2 Andrew Kirk £6,964
3 Reghan Tumilty £5,605

Teams

1 Farnham RUFC £36,100
2 Moustaches In November Golfing Eccentrics £15,653
3 Ironsideburns £14,531

A huge thank you to the whole community that raised over £800,000 for men's health this year.

ALERT!

The month is over, thank you for all your hard work raising funds and awareness for men’s health. We’re so proud of the 100,000 people who signed up in the UK to change the face of men’s health BUT we are not quite done. At 10pm on Monday 11 December, we take our final snap shot of this challenge leader board, and recognise the top 3 teams and individuals at our Mo Awards. So it’s not too late to get the final donations in. The top 3 at the time of writing are:

Teams

1. Farnham RUFC - £36,055.97
2. Moustaches In November Golfing Eccentrics - £15,458.49
3. Ironsideburns - £14,361.38

Individuals

1. Simon Davidson - £13,712.04
2. Andrew Kirk - £6,964.97
3. Reghan Tumilty - £5,605.12

ALERT!

The month is over, thank you for all your hard work raising funds and awareness for men’s health. We’re so proud of the 100,000 people who signed up in the UK to change the face of men’s health BUT we are not quite done. At 10pm on Monday 11 December, we take our final snap shot of this challenge leader board, and recognise the top 3 teams and individuals at our Mo Awards. So it’s not too late to get the final donations in. The top 3 at the time of writing are:

Teams

1. Farnham RUFC - £36,055.97
2. Moustaches In November Golfing Eccentrics - £15,458.49
3. Ironsideburns - £14,361.38

Individuals

1. Simon Davidson - £13,712.04
2. Andrew Kirk - £6,964.97
3. Reghan Tumilty - £5,605.12

We made it! Well done and thank you to the amazing community for all your support. Now to round up those final donations and say thanks to your crew. Have fun, do good, and make a difference. Remember you’ve still got time to donate before we crown the winners on December 11th.

Top Sports Teams
1. Farnham RUFC - £34,356
2. Ironsideburns - £13,066
3. Team Brid & Boro - £11,385

Top Sports Individuals
1. Reghan Tumilty - £5,435
2. Tom McClure - £4,877.21
3. Ben Haldon - £4,861

As one last favour, would you mind sharing a little bit about your Movember experience to help future Mo’s through this link? https://shoutout.movember.com/

We made it! Well done and thank you to the amazing community for all your support. Now to round up those final donations and say thanks to your crew. Have fun, do good, and make a difference. Remember you’ve still got time to donate before we crown the winners on December 11th.

Top Sports Teams
1. Farnham RUFC - £34,356
2. Ironsideburns - £13,066
3. Team Brid & Boro - £11,385

Top Sports Individuals
1. Reghan Tumilty - £5,435
2. Tom McClure - £4,877.21
3. Ben Haldon - £4,861

As one last favour, would you mind sharing a little bit about your Movember experience to help future Mo’s through this link? https://shoutout.movember.com/

29 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Helen Foulds
£15

Well done!

Previous year's donations
29 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Helen Foulds
£15

Well done!

29 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Ian Tindle
£20

Let's make this the ultimate nose neighbour!

29 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Ian Tindle
£20

Let's make this the ultimate nose neighbour!

29 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Tracy Mould
£10
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Donation from:
Tracy Mould
£10
29 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Sons Fajfarkova
£10

D&S ❤️❤️

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Donation from:
Sons Fajfarkova
£10

D&S ❤️❤️

29 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Dave Tomey
£10
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Donation from:
Dave Tomey
£10

Heading into the home stretch, the moustaches are looking strong, our Movers’ legs are starting to tire, and our Hosters are getting ready to celebrate the end of the month.

Top Sports Teams
1. Farnham RUFC - £28,509
2. Team Brid & Boro - £8,067
3. The 3..2..1..Bro Iron Mo(ron) - £7,924

Top Sports Individuals
1. Ben Haldon - £4,861
2. Richard Smith - £3,460
3. Simon Davidson - £3,153

Heading into the home stretch, the moustaches are looking strong, our Movers’ legs are starting to tire, and our Hosters are getting ready to celebrate the end of the month.

Top Sports Teams
1. Farnham RUFC - £28,509
2. Team Brid & Boro - £8,067
3. The 3..2..1..Bro Iron Mo(ron) - £7,924

Top Sports Individuals
1. Ben Haldon - £4,861
2. Richard Smith - £3,460
3. Simon Davidson - £3,153

We’ve reached the halfway point, and here are the heroes at the top of the pile so far. Still a long way to go! Keep an eye out for the matched donations. Thank you for everything so far.

Top 3 Teams

1. Farnham RUFC £27,461
2. 321 Bro Iron Mo £7,324
3. Team Brid & Boro £7,272

Top 3 Individuals

1. Charlie Thompson £2,630
2. Simon Davidson £2,585
3. Ollie Rance £2,575

We’ve reached the halfway point, and here are the heroes at the top of the pile so far. Still a long way to go! Keep an eye out for the matched donations. Thank you for everything so far.

Top 3 Teams

1. Farnham RUFC £27,461
2. 321 Bro Iron Mo £7,324
3. Team Brid & Boro £7,272

Top 3 Individuals

1. Charlie Thompson £2,630
2. Simon Davidson £2,585
3. Ollie Rance £2,575

One week down. Already we have some exceptional people from our Mo Community shooting up the fundraising charts, as well as some early starters.

Top Sports Teams

1. Farnham RUFC - £10,658
2. The 3..2..1..Bro Iron Mo(ron) - £6,899
3. Currie Chieftains - £4,642

Top Sports Individuals

1. Ollie Rance - £1,580
2. Callum Paterson - £1,515
3. Ryan Wilson - £1,338

One week down. Already we have some exceptional people from our Mo Community shooting up the fundraising charts, as well as some early starters.

Top Sports Teams

1. Farnham RUFC - £10,658
2. The 3..2..1..Bro Iron Mo(ron) - £6,899
3. Currie Chieftains - £4,642

Top Sports Individuals

1. Ollie Rance - £1,580
2. Callum Paterson - £1,515
3. Ryan Wilson - £1,338

Welcome to Movember 2023 Sports Mos. Who will come out on top? Shave down, get Moving and make a difference. Whatever you do, whatever you raise. It makes a difference.

Welcome to Movember 2023 Sports Mos. Who will come out on top? Shave down, get Moving and make a difference. Whatever you do, whatever you raise. It makes a difference.

33 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£25

Let's move Chuck!

33 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£25

Let's move Chuck!

The Mo is Calling.
Check out the UK Sports Network Challenge to see how you measure up against your fellow sporting Mos across the country. We will be recognising the top 20 fundraising teams and individuals when we hit December, and we'll provide weekly updates in the hairy month as well.
Now is the time to spread the word and get as many people signed up as possible. Mo for it.
Mo HQ

The Mo is Calling.
Check out the UK Sports Network Challenge to see how you measure up against your fellow sporting Mos across the country. We will be recognising the top 20 fundraising teams and individuals when we hit December, and we'll provide weekly updates in the hairy month as well.
Now is the time to spread the word and get as many people signed up as possible. Mo for it.
Mo HQ

80 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Jordan Barczak
£10

ONYA Chuck

80 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Jordan Barczak
£10

ONYA Chuck

81 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Lisa Hobley
£15

Good luck!

81 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Lisa Hobley
£15

Good luck!

81 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Paul Hancon
£10
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Donation from:
Paul Hancon
£10
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Donation from:
Matthew Catling
£50
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Donation from:
Matthew Catling
£50
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Donation from:
Stephen Hickman
£25
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Donation from:
Stephen Hickman
£25
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Donation from:
Gary Dalton
£25
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Donation from:
Gary Dalton
£25
81 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Ian Tindle
£20
85 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Oliver Brunt
£20

All the best dude! Good luck!

85 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£20

It begins. For those about to Mo - however you're doing it - we salute you. Keep an eye on the UK Sports leader board. The top 20 teams and individuals will be immortalised in Movember folklore (along with some tangible rewards). It's not too late to sign up so keep growing your team and let's change the face of men's health.

2 Weeks to Mo! Welcome to the Movember UK Sports challenge. The top 20 fundraising teams will receive special recognition of their achievements at our Mo Awards and beyond, with your team's name etched into the Movember annals of history. Share your team page and grow your posse of Mo Bros & Mo Sisters. It's the best way to grow your fundraising total. If you need tips, advice and help, email oswin@movember.com. Let's do this.

132 Week(s) Ago

Remember you have until Thursday 9th December at 10pm to get those final donations in and bump your way up that Sports Challenge leaderboard. Thank you for being a part of an amazing Movember campaign.... please watch!

135 Week(s) Ago

It's mid-month and the Mos are coming through strong. Farnham RUFC lead the way in the Sports Challenge fundraising leaderboard as I write, but where do you feature?

Don't forget to thank your donors and give potential donors an extra incentive to donate; an example of a Movember funded project, a special thanks from you, or simply because of the terrible itch your moustache is giving you. Thanks sporting Mos, we are over £200,000 raised and going strong!

137 Week(s) Ago

Good afternoon sports fans and happy Movember 1st!

Whether you are growing, running, cycling, lifting or doing something completely different to raise funds and awareness, best of luck!

Share this video and your motivation for taking part.

Grow your Mo, grow your team and have fun doing good.

137 Week(s) Ago

Why do you Mo? Bristol Uni football team are taking part in Movember in memory of a teammate. Share your motivations with your network and build your team for the campaign. Click the share buttons on your team page and spread the word.

236 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Ian Brandreth
£20
240 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Martin Johnson
£10

Great cause, loved your honest and powerful insta post - good luck with both the fundraising and dodgy tache! @insearchofmj

241 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Anthony Oram
£20

fo sho mo fo

241 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Menna Pritchard
£10
243 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Facebook Fundraising
£10
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