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Movember and what it stands for is important. However, it’s not the only charity that needs support. Cancer is horrific and doesn’t care about age, so to help raise funds I’ve shaved my head and ask you to consider donating to the following page, dedicated to a wonderful woman who sadly passed away a couple of days ago. She was 32. For both the men and women out there; get checked, seek help. Life is too precious to take for granted. there will be a video to come, and I ask you all to share and help where you can. I’ll share the picture if anyone is interested 

http://www.justgiving.com/jensbigfatruns

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5 hours ago, Matt said:

Movember and what it stands for is important. However, it’s not the only charity that needs support. Cancer is horrific and doesn’t care about age, so to help raise funds I’ve shaved my head and ask you to consider donating to the following page, dedicated to a wonderful woman who sadly passed away a couple of days ago. She was 32. For both the men and women out there; get checked, seek help. Life is too precious to take for granted. there will be a video to come, and I ask you all to share and help where you can. I’ll share the picture if anyone is interested 

http://www.justgiving.com/jensbigfatruns

Nice one Matt, my wife is giving serious consideration to doing the same (I would as well but nobody would know the difference🎱).

https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/

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Good on you Mate I do support charities through my business this year I have already donated around £6,000 and have one more charity function to attend.

I find that going to charity events and only those that give 100% of the proceeds raised to the charities they are supporting, is a good way for me to donate to good causes. 

And that way I don’t pay taxes on my donations which allows me more scope to donate more  

 

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12 hours ago, MikeO said:

Nice one Matt, my wife is giving serious consideration to doing the same (I would as well but nobody would know the difference🎱).

https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/

I looked into that one, but since my sister had something setup already... is Mrs Mike really going to go for it?

1 hour ago, Palfy said:

Good on you Mate I do support charities through my business this year I have already donated around £6,000 and have one more charity function to attend.

I find that going to charity events and only those that give 100% of the proceeds raised to the charities they are supporting, is a good way for me to donate to good causes. 

And that way I don’t pay taxes on my donations which allows me more scope to donate more  

 

Mate that’s fantastic. So far as I know, justgiving is 100% profit to charity 

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On 04/11/2018 at 06:50, Matt said:

I looked into that one, but since my sister had something setup already... is Mrs Mike really going to go for it?

We talked about it last night after I told her you were doing it and showed her the picture, it's really close to her heart what with what happened to me then losing my mum and her dad to it in the last two years; now her brother's wife (who she adores) has had a recurrence of breast cancer which has this time metastasised to lymph nodes. 

Still no full commitment yet, she's worried she won't make much money and is a very private person so would baulk at having her picture on the 'web (not because of the shave). I'll let you know.

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1 minute ago, MikeO said:

We talked about it last night after I told her you were doing it and showed her the picture, it's really close to her heart what with what happened to me then losing my mum and her dad to it in the last two years; now her brother's wife (who she adores) has had a recurrence of breast cancer which has this time metastasised to lymph nodes. 

Still no full commitment yet, she's worried she won't make much money and is a very private person so would baulk at having her picture on the 'web (not because of the shave). I'll let you know.

The money is of course part of the goal, but for me it's doing something that is visualably noticeable, and so when I'm asked, I get to spread awareness. That's the most important part in my opinion.

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2 minutes ago, Matt said:

The money is of course part of the goal, but for me it's doing something that is visualably noticeable, and so when I'm asked, I get to spread awareness. That's the most important part in my opinion.

Fair point.

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