2 December 2015

Every year we're sure Movember couldn't get more epic. Each year we're proven wrong.

Community Highlights #5
Every year we're sure Movember couldn't get more epic. Each year we're proven wrong. We've collected just some of the community highlights over the last week: impressive moustaches, extreme MOVEs, fundraising genius and important stories from our Mo community:


Bedford School were off timetable for the morning last Wednesday in support of Movember.

The sixth form Mo Bro boys were giving peer led lessons to the Year 11s on testicular cancer and to the Year 12 and 13s on mental health issues, and two of the boys, Josh and Max, spoke out about their own health issues inspiring peers, teachers and guests. Don’t Shave It Off, their 2015 Movember song premiered on the day and the school has filled the month with a variety of amazing fundraising events – a ‘Movember Madness’ auction raising £3,550.60, a cake sale, cowboy Mufti Day and their challenge to ride, swim or cycle to Sydney from Bedford, bringing their fundraising total to an awe-inspiring £6,206!

At close of play yesterday we had done 14,515km which is just off the coast!
Still doing last minute activities - have just been outside watching a Germany vs Russia boys rugby match where all team members donated to Movember to enter and they did a collection for spectators.

Check out their Mo Space here, or follwing @BS_Movember15 for more info.


Lance Corporal Perry Lane (The Rifles) has a tradition of getting tattoos to represent some of the more amazing and dangerous places he's been posted, but also for important life moments.

Recently, Perry had a cancer scare and had to get a tumour removed from his kidney. He decided to get this Movember tattoo to represent the end of that torrential chapter of his life; one that he endured through thick and thin, and came out the other end stronger than before. A dedicated Mo Bro, Perry got is friends and family to contribute to his Mo growing efforts and when he hit a certain milestone, he promised to get this tattoo. He hit his number (after using his Personal Training experience to offering fitness prizes for donations) and the guys at OneByOne Tattoo store, owned by Glamour Model Arabella Drummond, agreed to do it for free considering his journey to get to this point.

He is now rocking a brand new Mo tattoo and flying the flag for men's health proudly. Check out Perry's Mo Space here.


Huge fundraising effort from 4 Military ERI’s at Headley Court! They completed a 24 hour endurance challenge, aiming to get from Trafalgar Square to Paris in 24 hours, without leaving Headley. They cycled the equivalent distance from Trafalgar Square to Dover, rowed from Dover to Calais, biked from Calais to Paris and back all with 4 minutes to spare. Truly inspirational.


Matt Loynes our Ford Mo Bro hero, rocking this sensational suit while taking part in his first Mo Run.
Here is a photo of the Ford team at Dunton dressed to suit their Moustaches celebrating the end of the month together. Once again a phenomenal effort from the Global company currently sitting on £28,752 of fund raised.
Check out their Mo Spaces here.


“I took my Movember 2015 around England - from Manchester to London, as well as my hometown Birmingham. I even ventured north of the boarder to Aidrie. I MOVE'd for Movember - I ran, cycled, I played football & squash and I even got lunging! I met Mo-Bros on the way, a French one, a famous one and an original one (also known as my grandad!)

My teammates at FC Premier became Mo-Bros for the evening, while I became Freddie Mercury for one night only - Bring on Movember 2016!”


It was park plaza staff running between 4 hotels in a relay; County Hall, Riverside, Baker Street, Victoria and Westminster. Dozens of staff took part! They did collections at each station and rounded off a month of MOVEing. Check out their PPHE network- they've raised over £14k across Europe.