Ladies and Gentlemen,
After a period of Karmic realignment, which involved a drunken Irish comic, a clean out of my wardrobe, and having my brakes fail whilst crossing Parramatta road at Annandale, I stand before you shriven, exfoliated, and asking for money.
Well, not so much asking for money as requesting you think on participating in a charity event which I intend to be a part of this coming November. I am getting in early so as to recruit as many people as possible.
The event is Movember, wherein participants shave at the end of October, and are sponsored by family, friends and workmates to grow a moustache for the month of November, the funds raised being donated to researching a cure for prostate cancer.
There is good info here and here. I will officially start badgering any people over the next few months who can either grow sub nasal facial hair in appropriate quantities, or just want to be a part of the fun and donate some money for a good cause, and register as large a team as possible come September. Hopefully some of us will be able to make it to one of the gala parties held at the conclusion of the event.
I must say here and now that I do not intend to shave myself and have approached the organisers of the event explaining the conundrum of removing what is essentially my membership criteria for the Handlebar Club. I received and email from the Movember team agreeing that organising people to participate would be more than acceptable.
So anyone who is interested in being part of the fun, willing to do a bit of footwork getting sponsorship from their mates, drop me an email to
I don't care if you are from Sydney, somewhere else in Australia or overseas. My team will be open to anyone who wishes to participate, and can send their final funds raised in some fashion or another so they can be handed over at the end of the event.
Frankly, I think it's about time that the moustache was given its rightful place in society once more. And if men's health can benefit from the re emergence of a fashion icon, and we can all get a little drunk in the process, what's not to love?
email me NOW.