Well, it had to happen. After all the charity days we’ve had at Virgin Money and the various sums raised by Studio members running the Virgin London Marathon, it shouldn’t be surprising that the boys in the Studio have finally got around to participating in Movember.
For those of you who aren’t aware of this extremely worthy cause, it involves the raising of money and awareness of men’s health issues (such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer to name two) and all you have to do to take part is not shave your upper lip for the entire 30 days of November. Apart from raising money for a worthy cause, Big Paul, our perma-moustachioed colleague, has said that if we raise over £1000, he will shave his moustache off on November 30th, thereby exposing his upper lip to the world for the first time in 40 years. His wife Elaine has already donated a significant sum to speed that along, much to the amusement of the rest of the Studio.
My moustache is coming along fine (I can grow hair anywhere, except my head) although I’m not sure if I look like a dodgy ’70’s Detective or a German porn star. I asked my wife what she thought I looked like, but I can’t repeat her answer as I try to keep that sort of language out of this blog.
The Virgin Money Studio Movember team page is here if you’d like to donate, which would be very nice of you. As my wife hates my burgeoning ‘tache, I’ve directed her to No-vember, a clever site that accepts donations to the cause, without Husbands/Partners/Boyfriends freaking out their other halves by morphing into walruses.