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Decembeard is three weeks away – time to get social!

So you’ve taken the plunge and signed up for Decembeard – what next? With just three weeks to go before faces go fuzzy all over the country, it’s time to get social! Sharing what you’re planning with friends, family and workmates on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or even in the real world!) is a great […]

Matt Dawson

With thanks from Matt Dawson

As team captain of Decembeard 2017 and patron of Beating Bowel Cancer, I’d like to extend my personal thanks to you for signing up to take part in Decembeard this year – it’s a great thing that you’re doing. Decembeard is a fun campaign but the purpose is deadly serious: in the United Kingdom, bowel […]

Simon Iggy Mick Decembeard launch 2017

Birmingham beards to join the fight against bowel cancer

Simon Sheffield is issuing a rallying cry to fellow bearded Brummies, inviting them to join him at his local, the Woodman in New Canal Street this Saturday, November 11, for his Be Beard! charity fundraiser. The event is in aid of Beating Bowel Cancer’s Decembeard 2017 campaign, which challenges participants to ditch the razor and […]

Craig Heron for Decembeard 2015

Top grooming tips

Stop trimming it! If you’re trying to grow your beard out, don’t tidy it up yourself. You may end up taking weight out of the wrong places, or unbalancing the necessary lines. Visit the barber. If you go to your barber every 3-4 weeks, they can check over your beard growth and get rid of […]


What’s behind the beard?

Decembeard is a fun way of drawing attention to a serious situation. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, yet 90% of cases are entirely treatable if the disease is caught early enough. At Beating Bowel Cancer one of our aims is to campaign for better awareness of symptoms so people have the […]


It’s party time!

We’ve got some great resources lined up for you to boost your fundraising during the Christmas party season. Our sweepstake poster would be a great game at your Christmas get together. Download this fundraising favourite to help you raise even more money to take on bowel cancer. Or are you willing to go that little […]


Competition time!

Ask a workmate or friend to join you on your hairy mission and we’ll enter both of you into our Bearded Bro prize draw when they register. Simply send your pal’s name, email address and JustGiving address to once they’ve created their page – and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a £50 […]


Get your boss on board

As you prepare to lay down your razor for the month your boss and workmates may well have some questions about Decembeard and the charity behind it. We’ve produced a special Get Your Boss on Board leaflet that you can print out and hand around the office or your place of work. You could also […]


Take our Advent Calendar Challenge

Why not take on our Advent Calendar Challenge – it’s a way of supporting Decembeard without even growing a beard. Just ask your family and friends to sponsor you to accept as many of our suggested daily challenges as you like. You could pledge to wear your most embarrassing Christmas jumper to work or hum […]


A history of beards

By Alun Withey As the cold weather draws in and Decembeard gets underway, thousands of men across the country will be making perhaps their first foray into beard wearing. Once they’ve got passed the initial itchy stage (which only lasts a few days!) they may well start to find, as many do, that the beard […]