We are finally here: Day 30 of Movember, the final day of the month. It feels like more than 30 days since I shaved the beard off and began to grow the Mo, but all good things must come to an end.
Thank you to everybody who has donated and supported me during the month, I would probably take part anyway as this is a cause that means a lot to me, but the reaction of the people around me makes it much more bearable.
The biggest disappointment for me this year has been that Movember does not seem as widespread as in some previous years. In sports circles, rugby continues to be a big visual contributor, with many players sporting questionable facial hair during club games and the Autumn Internationals this month. Though I haven’ seen much of the cricket, I have also noticed a lot of advertising for Movember around the ground during the first Ashes Test. However, what really disappoints me is the apparent lack of buy-in from football, especially the top flight. Football is one of the most visible sports worldwide and the Premier League reaches audiences everywhere, just think how much money could be raised if players in the top leagues began to take part in the numbers that rugby players do!
It may be the last day, but there is still time to go to my Mo-Space and donate. Help me to change the face of men’s health!
Now all that remains is for me to grow this Mo out…
My Movember 2017 journey: