So that’s what I’d look like with a luxurious black moustache. Tonight saw the launch of Movember – the month long grow-for-charity fest that is November. This time round the recipients are Prostate Cancer and Men’s Depression; the latter a group I may be joining at the end of the month when my dreams of a full mo are destroyed. (My growing powers are extremely limited.) The best part of the launch were the moasties – toasted cheese and Marmite sandwiches. In commemoration of Movember, Marmite have renamed their product Mo-mite for the month. You’ll start seeing it in supermarkets shortly.
I’ve never participated in Movember before, but when the charities were announced this year I couldn’t say no. My grandfather passed away last year after a short battle with prostate cancer so it’s an issue that’s dear to my heart. I plan on raising as much money as possible, and when I find out how to go about it with sponsorship and all I’ll post it up here. $1 from each of you will surely amount to… at least $3?
This handy contraption allows you to see what you’d look like with a full mo and beard. It took the picture of me up top. On the left is another ex-flatmate Harry, on the right is my best good friend Sheida who doesn’t look unlike Borat with that mo.
All attendees at the mo-launch had to give the following pledge to participate:
FROM THIS TIME FORWARD,
UNDER THE GREAT MOUSTACHE,
I PLEDGE MY COMMITMENT TO MOVEMBER,
THE MO AND ITS PEOPLE,
WHOSE MALE HEALTH BELIEFS I SHARE.
I SWEAR I WILL BEAR TRUE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MO,
AND THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY TALK ABOUT MY HEALTH,
AND FULFILL MY DUTIES AS A CITIZEN OF MOVEMBER,
UNITED WE BELIEVE MOVEMBER.
I urge all my fellow men to grow the mo for Movember and raise some money for a very good cause. I’ll chronicle my (feeble) progress over the month to give you some inspiration!