November 2013 was all about one thing - weird and wonderful facial hair. The public, celebrities and even trains sprouted moustaches for the month in support of the charity Movember (@MovemberUK), all designed to raise awareness of men’s health.
According to data from Topsy, during November there were more than a million mentions of Movember on Twitter.
As the Movember movement celebrated its 10th anniversary, footballers past and present played a starring role. Among the clubs that took part were Liverpool (@LFC), Birmingham City (@BcfcDotCom) and Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial):
Rush to bring back tache for Movember: Ian Rush is to grow back his trademark moustache for Movember. http://t.co/k5rvFyspAi— Liverpool FC ( @LiverpoolFC) November 1, 2013
@SpursOfficial took a look back through its past album of players and discovered some cracking Movember looks, including former player and manager Glenn Hoddle:
TV presenter @Gabby_Logan got in on the photo album action, sharing this fine Movember ‘tash of former player and manager (and her dad) Terry Yorath from 1978:
The England rugby union team (@Official_RFU) were in on the action as well, with six of the national squad displaying their support here:
As well as sporting personalities, plenty of celebrities backed Movember this year.
For Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls), a man who knows about a challenge, this was his hairiest yet:
I’ve faced a few scary challenges before but I always remember Movember being properly hairy! Pls support your MoBros.— Bear Grylls ( @BearGrylls) November 14, 2013
Comedians such as @davidschneider also took part:
Popular brands also joined the conversation. @ASOS posed the question on the lips of many women:
Gillette UK (@GilletteUK) pioneered their own Movember campaign on Twitter, with support from personalities in the world of TV and sport:
Movember hasn’t just been about people. It was also about planes, trains and automobiles:
After all the celebrity interaction and light-hearted campaigns, Movember is about fighting cancer. There was a timely reminder from @MovemberUK that you never have to suffer alone: