Sunday, 5 December 2010

Movember: From boys to pubescence

Tom Selleck, patron saint of the tash.

As men put razor blades to their upper lips once more and the organisers of Movember* expect a record breaking fundraising year, I’m proud to announce that Lantana customers have contributed £70.41 to that figure.

Perhaps I was unrealistically ambitious with the target I set, not only for the customers with the size of our donation jar,

but more importantly, for the “LanMowers” themselves. One month for Zak, Sean, Jonno, Chris, George and Lloyd to grow moustaches on their smooth boyish faces.

Even at the end of November most customers didn’t realise that the shadows under their noses, were actually mature mo’s. Next year I'm going for a more achievaeable goal: boyband entry on x factor. One Direction, you got nothing on the LanMowers.

*Movember is a fundraising event where participants sculpt their facial hair into moustaches to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as prostate cancer.