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November: The official month of facial hair

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AS YOU WALK AROUND YOUR HOMETOWN OR WORKPLACE THIS MONTH YOU MAY START TO NOTICE THE TREND OF DARK FUZZ OR ‘DESIGNER STUBBLE’ ON THE MALE POPULATION – MOVEMBER IS HERE.

November, a month to start off the cold wintery days leading up to Christmas, but for some it’s been renamed as Movember. A charity helping to keep the top lips of men warm throughout the cold dingy days of the season.

With the nicknames MO-Brothers and MO-Sisters, people from all around the UK are joining in the charity fundraiser. Between the dates of 1 -30 November, the male members of your community may be supporting the cause by presenting themselves scruffy and unshaven in ‘fine moustachery’. The females could be supporting the men in their lives too by raising funds, supporting the cause or even attaching a fake tache themselves!

Since it started and originated in Australia 2004, a mass amount of money from men and women across the globe has been raised to share the awareness of men’s health, all in aid of two particular cancers – prostate and testicular. Thanks to this charity, men have become the walking and talking adverts through their sprouting lips and questioning the public how often the issue of Men’s health is ignored.

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Though this charity isn’t as well known as some that can be named off the top of your head like ‘Wear it Pink’ for breast cancer, MOvember have gathered an amazing amount of vital donations. In 2010, 111,825 Bros and Sisters of the UK raised funds of £11.7 million alone. 

To find out more for what you could do to help, log in and register of the official Movember website or head to www.prostate-cancer.org.uk to find out more about the disease.

Official rules of MOvember.

ONE

Once you have registered at www.movember.com each ‘Mo Bro’ must begin on the first of November with a clean and shaven face. It’s the last time for a whole month your handsome face will be on show.

TWO

For the entire month of MOvember each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. Big and bushy or styled and wild.

THREE

There is no joining of the Mo to your sideburns. That’s a beard not a moustache.

FOUR

There is no joining of the handlebars to your chin. That’s considered a goatee.

FIVE

Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.

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