It’s that time of year when there are many holidays. And at these times, we seem to notice more those who are not with us anymore. We miss them. Cancer takes more and more of our friends and family. Men – we are notoriusly bad and looking after ourselves. We need to change that.

This is a great initiative from Black Bottle Whisky. Please support it. We will.

Media release from Hello Conversations

A whisky and a good cause are partnering up for the Barbers Network Challenge this November a.k.a. the hairiest month of the year – Movember – an initiative to raise more funds and awareness for men’s health in South Africa.

From the humble but gutsy Lame Mo to the fully fledged Handlebar to the rainbow-dyed upper lip auctioned off to the highest donor – moustaches are making waves for men’s health. Black Bottle blended Scotch whisky has joined the movement and is encouraging South African men to be a part of the Barbers Network Challenge.

Ten leading barber shops across South Africa who stock The Captain’s Beard, have committed to the Black Bottle Movember challenge. Participating barbers have dedicated teams who will be challenging their clients to get involved in the three ways to raise funds: Grow a Mo, MOVE for 30 days or host/attend an event.

To sign up and support:

The barber shop who has the highest number of registrations and who raises the most funds through their client base will be rewarded with a bespoke barber chair, courtesy of Movember and Black Bottle. This competition element closes at 24h00 on 9 December 2016. The top ten client fundraisers will be awarded a Black Bottle Mo-Care Kit, consisting of mo-care essentials and of course, whisky.

The participating barber shops that have joined the movement to change the face of men’s health include:


Freedom Hair

Dom Republic

Floyds 99 Barber Shop

The Captain’s Beard


Nev the Barber


Cape Town

Barnet Fair

Widow Maker

Red Rum Culture Club

Johnny Razor

Keep an eye on the Black Bottle Facebook page to find out more about the Barbers Network Challenge participants and enter to win Black Bottle Mo-Care Kits.

Additionally, get to your nearest Jerry’s Burger Bar in Cape Town and order the Movember & Black Bottle Combo. For each delicious combo sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Men’s Foundation of South Africa.

Mo Bros are encouraged to start 1 Movember clean shaven and to grow and groom a moustache for the entire month. Additionally, Movember encourages the MOVE 30 day challenge of getting physically active in any way for 20-30 minutes per day. Mo Sistas, get behind the Mo Bros in your life, or get a little creative and organise an event.

With the money raised, Movember is funding game-changing programmes, whilst positively challenging the way in which men’s health issues are researched and addressed.

Join the conversation at Sign up – host – move.


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