Staff at Boxx Communications are abandoning their bare-faced ways to get hairy for cash as part of the Movember movement.
Movember recruits start the month completely clean-shaven, and then grow what facial hair they can during the month, taking lots of pictures along the way and hopefully being sponsored lots for their efforts.
Men taking part are dubbed Mo Bros, and are required to follow five key rules:
1) Starting without any facial hair at all
2) Committing to growing what they can for the whole month
3) Not to allow their sideburns and mo to join, as this becomes a beard
4) Not to let their mo and any chin hair join as that would be a goatee
5) Every Mo Bro ‘must conduct himself like a true country gentleman’
Team Boxx including director Dean took part last year, but this year they’ve created a TEAM to hopefully raise more funds in a combined effort, as well as spur each other on.
Movember is a global movement aiming to raise awareness of men-specific illnesses such as prostate and other cancers and raising funds for charities that tackle them, as well as increase knowledge of danger signals to look out for and generally promote healthier lifestyles.
The Movember Community has raised £346 million to date and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries. It spread from its native Australia to the UK in 2007.
Dean wanted to take part in memory of his Grandad, but also because it’s a great cause that raises lots of money and awareness of men’s health issues at the same time as having a bit of fun. Kelly was keen to get involved too as Prostate cancer is a topic close to her heart at the moment too.
Dean recruited some volunteers to help him through the bare-faced pain and team captain Kelly Green will be making sure there are plenty of pictures of their progress taken throughout the month and uploaded to the page.
Just a day in, Dean is already having issues with his new look. Unlike the others, he is now less hairier and reality has hit home….. “I’m really struggling to come to terms with my new face and taking regular selfies is only going to add to the pain!
The staffers growing mos for charity are:
Mo Sister Kelly Green Team Captain & Consultant Social Media Manager
Mo Bro Dean Burgin Director
Mo Bro Dan Harwood Contractor IT Manager
Mo Bro Asad Sayed IT Business Support
Mo Bro Sam Winters Business Development Manager
Mo Bro Declan Digby-Smith Business Development Manager
Mo Bro Adam Fulker Lead Generator
Mo Bro James Dawson Business Development Manager
Check out the Boxx ‘mo space’ team page, where you can donate to the team and see more progress pictures and watch this space to see how they look come the end of the month.
Good luck everyone!!