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It’s time to say thank you to the men of Movember


collage last blog post imageSadly, Movember has now come to an end. On Saturday 1 December, thousands (maybe even millions) of men all over the world said goodbye to their mos as they shaved them off to mark the end of this – now very famous – month. But their fundraising efforts will be felt by many for years to come.

We’d like to thank all the guys who put aside their vanity for 30 days for this great cause and to everyone who donated to the the Tquila team. Our hairy chaps raised an impressive £1,380!

We must also say a huge thank you to Paul Andrew, Mark Wakelin and John Turner from our executive team, who agreed to personally match whatever we raised this year – doubling our contribution to £2,760.

And congratulations to Karsandas Liladhar (father of our very own Jay Liladhar) who donated to the Tquila team and won the draw for a coveted Tquila T-shirt!

Until next year! Movember Out.

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The end of Movember is nigh…


A few more thoughts on Movember from Tquila’s team captain, Simon Parker.

Well Movember is nearly at an end – how time flies. It’s been great taking this journey with colleagues, family and friends. Starting from the initial stubble of the first week, moving to the ‘it’s definitely starting to show’ phase and then the inevitable ‘Does it itch?’ and ‘Bet you can’t wait to get rid of it’ of the final week. Doing it as a team at Tquila has provided many a moment of conversations and jokes, as well as giving opportunities to raise the awareness of men’s health and the fantastic work done by the many charities supported through Movember fundraising. It’s also been a bonding activity – we’ve helped each other through the hard times, stood together in the face of (mostly female) colleagues’ ridicule and risen above it, emerging stronger and better for it.

OK, so it’s not like running a marathon, or climbing Mt Kilimanjaro – you just don’t bother shaving your upper lip for 30 days – but it takes commitment and dedication. You have to put up with itching, hairs in your mouth, food, beer and soup getting caught in it – don’t mention the porridge –  and the looks, the stares… but then now and again you catch the eye of a fellow Movember participant across a busy office, stroking their mo, or of a complete stranger on the platform waiting for a train, and with a grin and nod you acknowledge each other with mutual respect and admiration for the commitment – and it makes it all worthwhile.

Will I miss it when it’s gone? – no, not the mo, but I will miss the bond that joined us together for those 30 days. But the memories will remain… along with the stubble in the sink.

Haven’t got round to donating yet? That’s ok! You still have time, you can donate here!

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It’s an interesting thing you know, a Mo…


Many of us spend a lot of time and money ensuring that we don’t look like an incredibly hairy animal most of the time. We shave and get haircuts regularly so that we always look our hair-free best. For 20 Tquila team members (and many more men across the globe) this has changed for the past 16 days. They are fighting hard against the urge to whip the razor out and shave off their Mo’s in order to raise money for Movember.

So far the Tquila team have raised an impressive £670! And they still have baby mo’s… Imagine what they can achieve with another two weeks of hair growth!

We still need your help – so please dig deep and give anything you can to support the Tquila team and this great cause. You can donate here!

Here are some of my favourite quotes from three of the team members so far…

Simon Parker – “I was at a client site on Monday, and when I pointed out the mo was for Movember, one lady said ‘Oh, I am glad you’re growing it for Movember, I was starting to get worried about you’ !!

Contrary to popular belief, I’m not after the ’70’s porn star look’ – it’s just the way it grows”.

Dave Hands – “Someone asked me if I was ‘doing that ‘move over’ thing?’. I laughed so much it almost changed the shape of my Mo forever!”.

Steve Aitkin –  “I was asked yesterday to ‘please move my truck as it’s blocking the entrance to the building’ “.

Don’t forget – if you donate to the Tquila Movember team you will be put in the draw to win some Tquila goodies!

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Week 2 in the Tquila-Movember House


We are one week into Movember and so far the Tquila team is growing strong. We have some clear leaders at the moment:

Simon – He’s a pro – we expected no less

Lorenzo – Taking very good care of his Mo – impressive

Olu – Questionable…

In another week’s time there are going to be some very enviable mo’s around, I’m sure of it. Now all they need to do is decide what style they will go for.

Remember, water is to grass what money is to mo’s… The more you give, the faster it grows!

Want to donate? Follow this link and donate to the Tquila team!

Stay tuned for more Movember updates! Follow us @tquiladotcom

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What’s a little stubble rash between friends?


Support Tquila in our quest to raise money for Movember and join the fight against prostate cancer

 
So, it’s almost that time of year again for all you handsome devils to have one last shave before throwing away the razor blades and the shaving foam…

To learn how to trim and shape your MOUStache into something like this    or perhaps this is more your style    

Anything goes!

Whether you are a chap yourself, or perhaps you are of the female variety, you can’t swing a cat around the place without hitting a man now can you? We have husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, uncles, boyfriends, friends and colleagues. In one way or another these boys are very important to us and so you have two choices to help in the fight against prostate cancer:

1)  Join our  (currently) 14 Tquila team members tqui.la/T8DdLO and grow a mo and raise funds for the very worthwhile cause

2)  Put your money where your mouth is and donate some moolah tqui.la/PlylI1 A little or a lot, every little helps

We will be keeping everyone updated with regular pictures of the team’s mo-grow, so stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page and watch out for our tweets @tquiladotcom

So, for the men in our lives… let’s do this!

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