Canbeards, Canberra’s beard and moustache club, started the Grow a Winter Beard initiative to raise funds for worthy charities in 2015. In 2017, we are challenging all Australia, to join the movement to support White Ribbon Australia. White Ribbon Australia is a male-led primary prevention organisation that works to stop men’s violence against women. Through education, awareness-raising, preventative programs, partnerships and creative campaigns, they examine the causes of gender-based violence, challenge behaviours and create a cultural shift that leads us to a future without violence against women.
The Grow a Winter Beard campaign started in Canberra and is still going strong in the nation’s capital, nurtured by CanBeards and supported by King O’Malley’s. The national launch for this year’s campaign will take place at King O’Malley’s on Friday 16 June at 12.30 pm, and King O’Malley’s will hold a competition to find Canberra’s Best Beard on “Australian Beard Day” Sunday 27th August 2017 from 2pm. This event will also raise funds for White Ribbon. CanBeards now invites the rest of Australia to join them, and for all beard and moustache clubs and local White Ribbon committees to get behind this whiskery adventure and help end men’s violence against women.