It’s Movember time again

2016-11-02 06:01
 The Movember movement started in Melbourne, Australia 10 years ago.

The Movember movement started in Melbourne, Australia 10 years ago.

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EVERY November, a band of perfectly ordinary men take on the brave task of Movember - growing a moustache for charity in a bid to raise awareness about men’s health - prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues such as depression.

The Movember movement started in Melbourne, Australia 10 years ago, when a group of friends decided to revive an old-fashioned trend - the moustache - and it expanded to become an annual global movement in many countries.

Mo Bros start the month clean shaven, then grow and groom their moustaches for the month, it being regarded that sporting upper lip hair effectively turns them into walking, talking billboards to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues.

A series of somewhat tongue-in-cheek Movember rules have been drawn up:

“On Shadowe’en (31 October), the total moustache region, including the entire upper lip and the handlebar zones, must be completely shaved.

• For the entire duration of Movember no hair shall be allowed to grow in the goatee zone – being any facial area below the bottom lip.

• There is to be no joining of the moustache to sideburns.

• Failure to conform to all of these rules may, at the discretion of the official Movember committee, result in instant blacklisting and may void invitation to the end of month festivities.

• The Movember committee accepts no responsibility for lost jobs, rashes, food and/or beer encrustment or any other such mishaps caused to the wearer (or his partner) of a Movember moustache.

For more information and to find out how to support Movember with more than just your facial hair, and this includes the ladies, check out

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