Thursday, 25 October 2012

Welcome to Movember

There’s a chill in the air, it won’t be long until the snow is arriving and we’re all off to do as much skiing as possible outside of working hours. However, before then we need to do something a little extra to keep warm. Spend hundreds of pounds on new winter clothing? Install extra heaters in to staff accommodation?

While tossing ideas around, there was one idea that stuck to the wall. It was an idea that could end up being a lot of fun, one that could help raise awareness to a cause close to all of us men, and even raise some money for charity. That’s right, this November at Clachaig Inn is becoming ‘Movember’!

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. It has spread from Australia to South Africa, Europe and North America. In 2012 the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the top 100 NGOs (non government organization) in the world.

With the continued build and success of this event around the World, we’re sure that most people will already know about it. But what you might not know is what we’re doing for it.

From the top to the bottom of our family run business we’ll be taking part in growing some face fuzz, and hopefully looking as ridiculous as possible (not too challenging for some of us).  We’ll keep you posted via our Facebook page and creating photo galleries but we’re very happy to say that these galleries are all for you too! Yes, come and join us with your top lip caterpillars.

Send in the pictures of your effort as the month goes on to be added to our gallery, the photo with the most ‘likes’ will recieve a free T-shirt and we might well have a few spot prizes to hand, though we will naturally favour effort, enthusiasm and artistic interpretation over sheer chimp-like hairiness. And that’s not just an end of month reward, oh no! 

But that’s not all!

We’ll be holding quizzes through the month and doing a bit of fund raising baking, AND…
If you’re participating via the Movember website, sign up to our Clachaig team for a very special promotion. Whoever raises the most cash for Movember, will receive a superb Henri Lloyd Stow Bag courtesy of Benromach Whisky, ideal for packing for your next trip to Glencoe.  Just another incentive for you guys to help us, help a good cause!

So to all Mo’ Bros and Mo’ Sistas, good luck in your fundraising and we thank you for support!

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