In case you’re not already in the know, Movember started in 2003 and has so far raised over S$360 million for cancer charities across the globe. Every year on 1 November, thousands of men across the globe register at Movember with a clean-shaven face and renounce their razor. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, grow, groom, trim and wax their facial hair in a bid to achieve the finest in moustachery and raise money for male cancer charities.
This is the first year that Movember will be officially supported in Singapore and Hong Kong and we’re massive fans. Free “shave-ins” are being offered across the city and businesses can even dial-a-barber (+65 6222 6136). Registration opens on 20 September at the Movember website.
Throughout Movember we’ll be following the facial hair dexterity of four readers by posting weekly updates to our FB page and asking you to vote for the most creative “tacheing and bearding”. To help you back a winner here’s a guide to their form:
Name: Benny Vongvanith
Beard growing potential: It takes me four months to go from William Hung to Fu Manchu
Reason for doing it: It’s a great holistic cause that will hopefully contribute to world peace
Sponsor me: mobro.co/bennyvongvanith
Name: Sean Roberts
Beard growing potential: A cross between Teen Wolf and old school mutton chops.
Reason for doing it: Cancer has affected my immediate family twice so it’s close to my heart but it’s also a great way to annoy my wife.
Sponsor me: sg.movember.com/mospace/3122273
Name: George Cooper
Age: 37 (but I turn 38 in November – great, I’m getting a moustache for my birthday)
Beard growing potential: Not bad. I am thinking either a Salvador Dalí or Barry Dawson: The Cougar.
Reason for doing it: A great cause and I understand mo’s are finally coming back into vogue.
Sponsor me: mobro.co/georgecooper1
Name: Jerome Wright
Beard growing potential: We’ll have to wait and see… this is new territory for me.
Reason for doing it: Peer pressure, and it’s for a good cause.
Sponsor me: sg.movember.com/mospace/3707661