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Movember – the scores on the doors 5 December, 2011

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A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the ‘QuarryMo’ team for this year’s Movember effort. At the time of writing the team has managed to raise £569 for various prostate cancer and men’s health charities. Special mentions go to Andrew Wallis and Alex Folkes whose efforts contributed to the total.

There appears to have been a narrow margin in favour of the retention of my facial hair this year, although further donations may yet make me remove the bristly emblem of mid-life crisis…

What now for the ‘Movember’ moustache? 1 December, 2011

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‘Movember’ is over (although there’s still time to make that donation). What now for the lip monster? Time to let go, or the beginning of a special relationship? Thoughts please…

The Three Must-Have-Beards? 30 November, 2011

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This photo was taken by Cllr Andrew Long during the lunch break in yesterday’s Full Council meeting. Pictured are Andrew Wallis on the left and Alex Folkes on the right (with a cameo appearance from the Chairman of the Council in the background). It’s not too late to donate

Movember Day 18 18 November, 2011

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The facial hair odyssey rumbles on… mobro.co/jeremyrowe

Movember – Day 9 9 November, 2011

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The face furniture odyssey, otherwise known as ‘Movember’, is nearly a third of the way through already and the unruly beast is starting to settle in nicely. I’m happy to report that itching has – so far – been minimal and that my effort is clearly far more impressive than that of Andrew Wallis.

Donations to the amazing Prostate Cancer charity are ticking along but could be doing so much better. Please click on this link – http://mobro.co/jeremyrowe – and give what you can. This is such an important charity and the continuing work of ‘Mo Bros’ across the world is really starting to have an impact, not least because men are finally starting to realise that serious health problems won’t simply go away and that there are people and organisations out there who can help.

Thanks again for taking the time to read this.

‘Movember’ – Day 5 5 November, 2011

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Here it is, another faintly scary picture of this year’s Movember effort. Feel free to donate here: http://mobro.co/jeremyrowe – only another 25 days to go…

Movember – Day 1 1 November, 2011

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So here it is, my bleary-eyed visage on a clean-shaven Day 1 of this year’s Movember challenge. Over the next thirty days I and many thousands of others will be attempting to grow something daft and faintly unsettling on our top lips as part of the annual funding and awareness drive for prostate cancer research.

Prostate cancer and men’s health generally are areas that have not always received the attention they deserve, not least because we chaps are so outstandingly rubbish at talking about these things. You can see an eye-opening account of the issues here and I hope it will go some way towards explaining the imminent increase in odd-looking gentlemen which will surely be apparent before too long.

From the Movember website:

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

I’d be most grateful if you could give your support to this highly worthwhile charity. Please click here to view my Movember page and (hopefully) make a donation.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this post. My colleagues Alex Folkes and Andrew Wallis will also be developing itchy faces this month and you will no doubt be able to follow their progress here and here.

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