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Mo Bro Mac
15 October 2021

How to get that first donation

Movember
3 minutes read time

It’s been another weird year. What’s the best way to see it out? By havin’ fun, doin’ good for our fathers, partners, brothers, sons and friends.

Movember is coming. It’s time to ready your razors, link up your fitness trackers and make plans for your Mo-ments or challenges.

DONATIONS DON’T JUST HAPPEN

“If you Grow it, they will come.” If only it was that easy.

Donations are much like growing a Mo. Sometimes they come thick and fast. Most of the time, they come slowly… One. At. A. Time.

To help you live your best Mo, here are some donation ideas from our fundraising-hardened veteran Mo Bros and Mo Sisters.

  • Family and friends first – they’ll be the most supportive. Especially if you have embarrassing photos of them.
  • Back yourself – make the first donation and challenge others to match it.
  • Tried and true – ask those who’ve supported you in the past. You can find their email details in your Mo Space. Go to your ‘my account’ section, then click on ‘fundraising history’.
  • Facebook Fundraiser – Fundraisers who use this raise almost twice as much as those who don’t. Create your Mo Space one first, then your Facebook Fundraiser. Donations can then sync across both.
  • Share why you’re doing it – if you have a reason or personal story you want to share, tell it. We’re all here to inspire conversations and change the face of men’s health.
  • Download the Movember app - Come the hairy season, the Movember app is your secret weapon. Your shortcut to quicker, easier, fun-packed fundraising - not to mention it allows you to update and communicate with your network effortlessly. Download on the app store on google play.

BRAVE THE SHAVE

There’s no better way to kick start your fundraising then to share the evidence of you shaving down on the 31st October.

Not only will you be ready to start Movember fresh faced and itching to get going, you can also use this as a chance to get the donations rolling in. Live stream, video or simply share your before and after pics and share far and wide to encourage friends and family to show their support.

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

If you need any more reason to go from zero to hero, we’re offering a money can’t buy (literally, they’re not for sale anywhere) pair of Movember socks to all Mo’s who have £150 or more on their Mo Space by midnight on Sunday 7th November.

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You're not limited to doing just one fundraiser. You can mix and match Grow, Move and Host. They all play nicely together.

Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? Then you can Grow and Host, or Grow and Move, or Move and Host.

A second or third fundraiser brings you closer to your target. And, dare we say, maybe even smashing it. Your efforts mean even more funds and awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Sign up or log in to your Mo Space to get started.