There are so many good causes out there these days that no matter where you go there is always someone collecting money. Apart from when I was a wee lad I don’t think I’ve ever had the desire to join in raising money for something. Well today that changed, one of my Grooms (Lee) sent me an email about Movember and after much gnashing and wailing (by my lovely wife) I decided to take part.
Reading the blurb in his invitation email spurred me on: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, 35,000 men are diagnosed every year, one man dies every hour and scarily 1 in 11 UK men will be diagnosed in their lifetime, you realise that there is a large chance that someone you know could be affected by this cancer and it’s not just up to other people to raise money.
The brief premise behind the event is as follows: I must start the month of November clean shaven, from then on I must grow a moustache, I am not allowed to grow a beard or a goatee, however a small growth under my bottom lip is allowed and this is apparently called a “tickler”
Now being a photographer this also gives me a little project, so every day I will be updating a self portrait slideshow with my progress so that you can all have a good laugh at my expense!
The slide show page is here
Whilst I don’t mind the laughter, I’d also appreciate your donations so if you fancy donating then please click here
If you’re dubious about clicking on links then visit http://uk.movember.com/donate/donate-search.php and enter my id number 1628211
If you’d like to see more details of where the money will go then click here