Decembeard Blog


Thanks to our fur-tastic fundraisers!

Together we have raised £216,000 to help Beating Bowel Cancer support more people affected by bowel cancer. This will enable us to give help, hope and reassurance to thousands affected by bowel cancer, the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. We couldn’t have done it without you. From everyone at Decembeard – thank you! P.S If […]

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 […]


Be Beard for Bowel Cancer

On Saturday the 12th of November Simon Sheffield and his bearded disciples organised a day of Decembeard competitions, music, laughter and fundraising. Our Community Fundraiser Robert Colgrave reports: “Simon is an ambassador for our Decembeard campaign and an avid supporter of the cause. He lost his mum to bowel cancer and dedicates a lot of […]


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 […]


Movie Marathon

Why not get your friends over and hold a hair-raising movie marathon evening? Each guest can bring some nibbles and a drink – and make a donation to your Decembeard fund. There are a host of beardy characters to choose from; and we’ve included some blogs below for inspiration. From Gandalf in the Lord of […]