Back the Beard
Back the beard was put together during the 2010 world cup in an aim to generate some fun and charity donations to good causes. The idea was simple, grow a beard and don’t shave until the 2010 world cup was over for England. The good causes we supported was GOSH, Help For Heros and BFBS. The site was simple but huge fun, every person that created a profile and sent an image got given an appropriate or not so appropriate nick name, such as ‘MR Fluffy’ a 17 stone body builder! Or ‘Mr Itchy’ who did nothing but moan about how the itch on his sensitive skin kept him awake at night, nerveless he stuck it out for the team!
Unfortunately England did not do as well as we had hoped and we found ourselves shaving just as the beards where getting a decent length. To say the wind was blown out of everyone’s sails was an understatement! However, During this time there was several donations made, the most significant was from Remington UK who donated £1000 and this was split evenly over the 3 charities.
If there is a level of interest again in a similar campaign then back the beard will once again start and the fun and laughter with supporters will continue.
A special thanks must be given to everyone that was involved and one person in particular, ‘Tom Hogan’ who tirelessly created a facebook campaign during the event.
If you think back the beard could be a help or inspiration to your charity contact us to discuss the possibilities. In the mean time take a look at our best bits gallery!
A great way to gather money for charity. During the world cup many fans in the UK grew beards in support of the team, this was known as backing the beard and it was a huge success and enjoyed by millions!
Remington UK Donated £1000 to charities Backthebeard.org support! Help for Hero’s, The Big Salute and GOSH.