Thursday, 1 November 2012

One of the Kindest Cuts of All.

In the UK this month, men from all walks of life and all ages are foregoing the daily tousle with the razor in the name of a good cause; to raise awareness and funds towards prostate cancer and men’s health.  1 in 9 men will be told during their lifetime that they have cancer, and as we all know, men’s health issues are still not something that is discussed as easily as women's health issues, so this is a very real problem that needs addressing.

From the Movember UK website:
"Once registered at movember.com each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face. For the entire month each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. There is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that’s considered a beard), there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that’s considered a goatee) and each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.

A Mo Sista is essentially a woman who loves a Mo. An individual that is dedicated to supporting the Mo Bros in her life through their moustache growing journey; whether it be a friend, colleague, family member or partner. These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men's health issues and much needed funds for men's health along the way.

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."

To read more please click here

Gordon Scruton, one of our lovely teachers has embraced the cause.  Gordon loves his beard, so for him it was a real wrench to take it off for the clean shaven 1st of November entry. As you can see below, he did and is now working hard at getting his lip to sprout again at full speed.



Before
During - no going back


After - too late to change your mind!

Gordon is joined by the equally lovely teacher Mike Baldwin (sadly no photos available), and both our lovely bald chinned ones are looking for sponsors.  So if you have enjoyed watching the man above suffer, do pop over to their space on the site and sponsor them - it's all in the name of an extremely good cause.

Please click here to sponsor - anything - just a pound will do!   Team LSI

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the support! Hopefully I'll be able to grow my full beard back when Movember has finished because I will need the hair to keep my chin warm this winter!

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