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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

If I remember correctly, the last time I did anything for charity I guess I was 16 and became involved in a very dubious sponsored disco, promising the dubious pleasure of 24 hours of Saturday Night Fever, dancing with Julie Elders and all the other foxy sixth babes of Sir William Turner's sixth form college ... Since then, many of my friends have put me to shame - Spencer M. spending a night on the street of London, naked in the rain; Carol G. running up Everest, blindfold, but in my opinion neither of those challenges stands comparison with the mission on which I am about to embark ...

It took a lot of persuasion from Kat, Kyriaki and friends but, always having my finger locked to the groove of the Shoreditch pulse, I have decided to join the MOVEMBER movement and grow a moustache over November.. Imagine!!!

Anyone who knows me well will know how much I loath facial hair [and just in case any of my rather fine-looking hirsute friends think I am judging them a tad harshly, I emphasize that I mean I have always loathed facial hair ON ME] so this is particularly tricky assignment; but hey, I've realised that its finally time to man-up and leave the razor in the cupboard for a few weeks.. If you are tempted to sponsor me, I should say that my first goal is to last over the weekend (i.e. until Nov. 5th); if, by a miracle I manage that there is a small chance I might make it until next Friday (9th November), albeit given how irritating I am finding the damn thing already, I think that most unlikely; to be honest I would say the chance of me making over the whole month - no matter how much Kat tries to persuade me - is virtually nil; that said, I can be a bloody minded so-an-so on occasion, so it is not totally impossible I guess..

If I remember [and can be bothered] I will post update photos every few days or so on Facebook [or possibly here if I can work out how]. So I hope you will take the opportunity to give generously - I am sure the future comedic value of this noble undertaking will be huge.. 

In line wit the goals of the world-wide MOVEMBER movement, the men’s charity I have chosen to support is Prostate Cancer UK - this is because this disease is a serious issue for guys and one a close member of my family suffers from; in no small part this is to support him I guess..

Anyways, donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

 

Updates 1

THanks guys and gals.. The page will be closing soon, so anyone who still remembers my Movember rain but forgot to contribute to the November Pain, has but two weeks to do so!! Thanks gain, lol bish xx

14/02/13 11:07

Raising money for

PROSTATE CANCER UK

PROSTATE CANCER UK

Charity Registration No. 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We find answers by funding ground-breaking research, we lead change by raising the profile of the disease and improving care. And we support men by providing vital information and services.

Donations 35

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Can't wait to see what I'm assuming is now a beard! :)

Donation by Chryssa Sdrolia on 01/03/13

£20.00

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Donation by Vicki Spencer-Hughes on 14/02/13

Donation by Anonymous on 13/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done :)

Donation by Andy Stout on 07/12/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Kris De Meyer on 07/12/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Come on Rodger - now it's your turn :)

Donation by Sebastian Danicic on 06/12/12

£50.00

Donation by Anonymous on 06/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A fine test of endurance (on Kat's part)! Well done,

Donation by Kate Devlin on 06/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Nicola Gordelier on 03/12/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Bish. Now you can get rid of it :)

Donation by Hassan Mehmet on 02/12/12

£10.00

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Thank goodness that's over hey! No more itchy soup-catcher..or are you a convert? :P

Donation by Helz on 02/12/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Mark, you made it through November! As promised we have donated your bonus. But are you going to shave it off?!?!?

Donation by Andy & Carol on 02/12/12

£10.00

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For the good cause :-)

Donation by Slawomir Nasuto on 28/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Just a few more days to go!

Donation by Lucy Salter on 25/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I'm quite pleased to have seen Mark AND his moustache in person. I feel like respecting him more with his well crafted moustache :)

Donation by Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie on 22/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done - keep it up - there's another donation from us if you make it to the very end of November (ie midnight on 30th ...) Love C&A

Donation by Carol Gilroy on 21/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Sheila Gibson on 14/11/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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I think you should keep it, though Kat probably gets the last word on that!

Donation by Paul Jobling on 09/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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PLease can you promise to shave it off at the end of the month! :-) See you soon Caz and Chris x

Donation by Caroline Campbell on 09/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Thanks for taking this initiative. The Koutsantoni-Kindreds really appreciate it! xxx

Donation by Dimitra, Clay and Leo on 08/11/12

£20.00

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Go Marky! Well, done for looking silly for charity! (we have quite a few moustached people walking around the office as well!) xx

Donation by Maaike van Poll on 06/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Bish....photos of the Lip Slug - NOW please! Love Rich and Sarah xx

Donation by Richard Mogg on 06/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Keep up the good work, Bish. I echo the call for photos, and think you ought to keep the tash for all of November.

Donation by Y. J. Erden on 05/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Way to go! (Can't wait to see the pictures!)

Donation by Etienne Roesch on 05/11/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Very proud of my husband who's doing this for my dad, among other reasons. I love you very much, xx

Donation by Katerina Koutsantoni on 04/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£584.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£584.00
  • Gift Aid£118.50

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