Even though we’re on the seventh day of November it’s still no too late to get involved and do your bit for a great cause. The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity. Set up to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Over £440m has been raised to date which funds over 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention. In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, the Foundation is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives.
In celebration of Gillette’s continued partnership with Movember, they have commissioned a survey to uncover the facts and stats around this year’s initiative. This year Gillette will contribute £5.00 to Movember for every three-month sign up to Gillette Club, the brand’s subscription service, throughout the month of November in an effort to raise awareness around men’s health.
The study of 2,000 men from across the UK and Ireland revealed that:
· over 50 miles of Mo hair (72,500 meters) will be grown throughout Movember 2016, the equivalent in length of 500 rugby pitches
· almost 6 in 10 (57%) men aged 25-34 will be partaking in Movember
· the average guy will take nine minutes to maintain and style their chosen moustache
· teachers will spend the most time shaving/grooming their Mo this month (183 minutes and 11 seconds), while builders will spend the least
To promote the initiative, rugby stars James Haskell and Vincent Koch took part in a live shave down. Ahhhh look at those Baby faces, errr maybe I wouldn’t say that to their face.
P.S. – While we’re talking about Gillette I couldn’t resist showing you these brilliant Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gift sets !!!!