It’s time to update a famous poem. Strike all that stuff about “No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease”, it’s time for “Mo bristles, Mo tickles, Mo philanthropy”. April may be the cruellest month, but Movember is definitely the hairiest …

For those not in the know, Movember is an annual event that, in its own words:

is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.”

We can’t speak for the way that our readers typically feel about the men in the lives – although given the average temperature this time of year, we do hope they warm their hands before they do so. (Or at least leave their gloves on.) But please bear in mind that, despite what anatomical diagrams may have led you to believe, our prostate glands and testicles are very close to our hearts.

Men are also, sad to say, a bunch of utter nellies when it comes to consulting doctors when it might be better for them if they did, and we are more than happy to help any charity than encourages the world’s menfolk to be more aware of their specific health issues.

With that in mind, the menfolk of ASK are once more disfiguring their upper lips for a noble cause and we’d be hugely chuffed if you navigated your way to the Team: Mo Maverics page and put your hands in your pockets. We’ll even spare you the inevitable billiards joke if you promise to donate.

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