20 December 2012, by Jamie Humphries
Do you remember the excitement of that first day of December when as a child you would open the first window of your advent calendar and the countdown to Christmas would truly begin? Some of us at Softwire had a different reason to be excited this year – the first day of December signalled the first clean shave after a month of Movember!
For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, Movember is an annual event that encourages men to grow moustaches during the month of November. The event is organised by the Movember Foundation whose stated goal is “to change the face of men’s health” by raising money and awareness for prostate cancer and other men’s health issues.
This year at Softwire we assembled our own team of mo bros to attempt some high-quality facial hair development in aid of charity. Thing started off a bit nervously with a number of early morning e-mails and texts flying around trying to confirm that others hadn’t backed out and shaved – nobody was willing to face the embarrassment alone! However in the end our moustachioed band of brothers pulled together and I hope that you will agree that the end result was a resounding success.
And our fundraising has been rather successful too. So far we have raised almost £800, which will be doubled under Softwire’s charity matching scheme. If you would like to add your own support you can donate online via our sponsorship page.
All that remains to be said are a few words of thanks. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored us so far, your donations got us past early temptations to shave and will really help the charities supported. Thank you to everyone at Softwire for not mocking us (too much), especially in those early wispy stages. And of course, thank you to our significant others for putting up with our unusual look and our bristly faces!