One of the Movember’s great draws and undoubted reasons for success is the community feeling that is brewed by the contributors and participants. Unlike all other charities and initiatives, Movember actively ensures that all contributors demonstrate their charitable side on their face for everybody to see, creating a sense of togetherness.
This community spirit best manifests itself as the month of Movember draws to a close and a wide range of official and unofficial events and parties take place. The organisers understand that this community spirit is a driving force that builds the success of the charity and strives to best utilise this.
Gala Partés are held up and down the country by certified Movember members that celebrate the month of upper lip hair growth and the men behind the moustaches. Movember contributors that raise £80 or more are entitled to a free ticket to any of these events, giving them that little bit more incentive to contribute great amounts to the charity.
As well as DJs, dancing and celebrations the Gala Partés will be giving out a number of awards to the individuals that best represent the spirit of Movember. The prestigious awards – Ultimate Mo, Lame Mo, Team Mo, Mo Bro and Mo Sista, Best Mo in Character, Miss Movember and Man of Movember – represent the ultimate achievement in mo growth.
If you unfortunately live far away from all of the official Gala Partés then it may be preferable to attend one of the thousands of unofficial parties. Student unions, pubs and groups of friends all around the country will be sharing their moustache growing secrets and showing off their upper lip hair.
There is a great selection of Movember partners around the UK offering all kinds of deals and incentives for Mo Bros. Kings Barbers Club operates 14 different barber shops in the Midlands and is running Movember events throughout the month. As well as offering a free shave to all Movember participants on the 1st of the month, the Kings team have registered their own team of mo growing contributors.
Alongside the parties, the Movember team have also organised ‘Mo Running’: a fun run where participants are stretching their legs for charities. The runs are being held throughout the month in a number of the UK’s cities from Greenwich Park to Glasgow Green. Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can participate and raise even more money for charity.
All of the events ran by the Movember team are held in the same spirit as the organisation of the charity – fun and funky but with an overriding good intent and conscious philanthropy.