It’s that time of year again! That time when I brave cold cheeks in the name of charity. Yes it’s Movember!
I’ve been doing Movember for about 10 years now as it’s a cause that is close to my heart, and this year, as we are now able to be more sociable again, I am back to fundraising for the Movember Foundation. You can find my Mo-Space here if you wish to donate, anything will be greatly appreciated! For those who haven’t heard of the Movember Foundation, they focus on “changing the face of men’s health” with a focus on testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
This year, I’m planning to chart my “Mo-gression” with a series of posts on here. I’m aiming for one every 5-6 days but don’t hold me to that. For each one, I’ll let you have an update on how things are going along with my latest picture so that you can see how the growth is going. But this site is all about sport, so of course I have added a slight sporting twist, as each of my Mo-gression posts will also include a quick look at someone in the sporting world who has a notable moustache. I won’t promise that they will be the most famous moustached sport stars in the world, purely the ones who first came to mind as I put this together.
So… let’s get underway!
Today is a big day!
After going back to the baby face and seeing the stubble grow back in for the best part of the week—not to mention going to my friend’s wedding reception without the comfort of my beard—today was the day that I officially went for the first shaping of this year’s mo. So without further ado, I present to you 2021’s Monkeytail!
Those who know me will know that the Monkeytail has become a personal favourite over the years as not only does it look suitably ridiculous for a month of fundraising, but it is also surprisingly easy to keep shaped.
A big thank you to those who have already donated this year. I’ve set myself a relatively low initial target of £100 this month, and thanks to your generosity I am already 30% of the way there, but I would love to hit this target ASAP and push for a higher amount, so any donations would be greatly appreciated!
So for Day 6, I’ve moved away from the rugby pitch and onto the racetrack, with a look at Nigel Mansell
Nigel Mansell is a British former racing driver. In Formula 1, he raced for Lotus (1980-84), Williams (85-88) and Ferrari (89-90), before returning to Williams (91-92). Mansell won the 1992 Championship, before leaving F1 for the CART Indy Car World Series, which he won in his debut season in 1993. After the 1994 CART season, he returned to Formula 1 with Williams for rounds 7, 14, 15 and 16 of the 1994 season following the death of Ayrton Senna. He moved to McLaren for the 1995 season, but retired after races 3 and 4.
In Formula 1, Mansell turned 191 (187 starts) into 31 wins—the only Brit to have eclipsed this to date is Lewis Hamilton—and 59 podiums. From 31 starts in CART, Mansell managed 5 victories and 13 podiums. Mansell was inducted to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005.