Grow a beard to stop people dying of bowel cancer this December
We are encouraging men across the UK to get sponsored to grow a beard this December.
Taking part in Decembeard is really simple. All you need to do is shave on 30 November and let your facial fuzz grow throughout the month. Already bearded? No problem. Dye, ditch or decorate your beard and join the campaign.
More than 23,000 men are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK each year, making it the third most common cancer in men. It’s also the nation’s second biggest cancer killer but it shouldn’t be, as it’s treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.
Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “Whether you already have a beard or are growing one for the first time, Decembeard is a great way to do something amazing this festive season and support those living with bowel cancer. The money you raise will help fund vital services and lifesaving research.
“It couldn’t be easier to take part. Sign up, ditch your razor and get sponsored to grow a beard or get creative with the beard you already have. Join the campaign and help us stop people dying from bowel cancer."
- Save lives this December. Grow a beard and raise funds to support our vital services and lifesaving research. Sign up today to receive your free fundraising pack!
- Mark Thompson grew a beard last December to support both his parents who were diagnosed with bowel cancer. Read his inspiring blog.
- Are you growing your beard for us this December? Share your story with us.