A statement from Myra Dubois:
I don’t know if you remember, but last year for World AIDS Day we asked something rather large of London’s Ursine Community. The BEEFMINCE boys and I (Myra DuBois, yes off the telly) persuaded, coersed and outright bullied 12 bears in shaving their beards all, and all in the name of fundraising. And my word, didn’t they do well? Last year’s event at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern raised £8,500 for our charities, GMFA and THT in their fight against HIV and AIDS. No one could have been happier than me, it was excellent publicity, and the charities were quite happy with the outcome too.
So much so, in fact, that we’ve decided to do it AGAIN! That’s right BEARS, this year we’ll be asking you to snip off that chin-wire once more to raise money for GMFA and THT – and you won’t have to wait till World AIDS Day because we’re doing it in NOVEMBER (due to my very busy celebrity schedule).
Look, I know it’s going to trigger some kind of Sampson-like anxiety in some of you; it did last year. I get it, you feel that you’re nothing without your beard but it’s for a good cause and you can’t really argue against that, can you?
As well as a full performance from me, Myra DuBois, we’ll also have live on-stage sheering from the BEARD AID Barbers, the Bear Faced Beauty Contest, a top-notch auction and a special guest performance from your very own TRACY BARLOW! Meanwhile, the BEEFMINCE residents, Silverhook and Cactushead, will be swapping their house beats for a POP PARTY!
Look, it grows back. It’s not like I’m asking you to go sober for a month.
Don’t have a beard? You’ve got till the 9th of November to grow one.
Lots of love,