It is that time of the year again, when strange furry things appear everywhere. We of course talking about the annual resurgence of that timeless classic of facial hair, the moustache.
It can mean only one thing. It must be Movember again!
For those of you who don’t know, Movember is a charity set up to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer and the mental health issues surrounding these conditions. You may have seen guys sporting some pretty dodgy moustaches in Novembers-past: the idea is for folk to grow a moustache for the month and raise as much money and awareness for the charity as possible.
The charity was started by two friends from Melbourne in 2003 who wanted to see whether they could bring the moustache back into fashion. Rounding up 30 friends they decided to see if they could do it for a month. Inspired by their new additions ability to generate conversation they decided the following year to take the concept and raise money for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. They managed to engage an additional 450 ‘Mo Bros’ as they now called them and raised $54,000. And so Movember was born.
From its humble beginnings in 2003, the Movember movement has grown as fast as the moustaches of its participants, into a global success. In 2014 over 4.5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas took up the challenge, with a staggering £402,000,000 raised by the charity since it began.
Last year, we at MOV8, decided to take up the challenge with our own MOV8 Movember. Sporting some truly memorable ‘taches we had a lot of laughs and most importantly raised £875 for this fantastic cause. So, naturally, we have decided to do it all again!
We love doing our bit for great causes and everyone at MOV8 HQ is especially excited at the prospect of the return of our Managing Director Robert’s dodgy ‘tache for a month! You might see other members of the MOV8 family sporting their very own furry facial addition in our offices. Don’t be shy, ask them about it!
Some of the team will even be taking part in the new MOVE for Movember challenge. This is a 30-day fitness challenge that you can sponsor a Mo Bro or Mo Sista to take part in. Their mission: MOVE every day for 30 days. Whether it’s a lunchtime jog, a game of ping pong or an epic bike ride, no MOVE is too big or small.
We would love for you to get involved in MOV8 Movember as well! You can sponsor our team by going to http://moteam.co/mov8. All donations will be very gratefully received! You’ll also find collection boxes in both our offices in Leith, Corstorphine and Newington. We’ll be having some fun with Movember activities as well, see if you can spot some Moustachioed properties gracing our social media channels and catch up with the latest goings on in the MOV8 offices. Don’t forget to keep up to date with ‘Tache Watch! Who will be crowned this year’s MOV8 Moustache Maestro? Will it be Scott sporting the Burt Reynolds, or Thomas channeling Tom Selleck?
Make sure to tell us what you’re getting up to for Movember. We want to see your pictures and hear your stories! For up to date MOV8 Movember news go to our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @mov8realestate.
We can’t wait for what is sure to be the hairiest month of the year to start!