Our first association involvement in the 2019 Movember campaign has delivered some extraordinary results. We all know the health benefits and camaraderie that comes from singing together as part of this wonderful Barbershop family and this activity allowed us to collaborate across our nation as we shared that message with the Australian community.
Here is our participation in the Barbershop Harmony Australia Movember Challenge by the numbers:
48 BHA members registered
7 states and territories represented
10 teams involved
$21,566 raised for the BHA Challenge
80th position in all Challenges
$5,941.66 raised by Vox Canvas
$4,070 raised by James Wanjura
3 participants who achieved Platinum Status of over $1,411 funds raised
13 members who raised more than the average MoBro
A hearty well done to all who participated and supported! We set a target of $12,000 and to raise nearly $10,000 above our target is an excellent effort.
Many commented on the fact that it is fully inclusive for any member, from the classic “Mo growing” experience, to Movement challenges, through to simply fundraising with other members of the Movember community. During the month we shared stories, photos, fun and friendship whilst engaging in community events, being covered by the media and sharing our love of Barbershop.
Some of the creations were a sight to behold, and whether they were wispy or bushy, dark, salt-and-pepper or vintage blonde, they all stimulated the conversation on men’s health.
And it sounds like a conversation that might continue, with a number of people keen to join in or go around again next year. We will also talk to our Pan Pac neighbours and see if we can get a collaboration the spans the sea!
For shaving off treasured beards or suffering hairy faces or endured aching feet or making donations or helping with fundraising in the pursuit of improving men's health, thank you!
Yours in Hairmony!
Barbershop Harmony Australia