The Criterion Giving Committee (CGC) is at it again. The boys are now beardless for the world’s greatest shave, well done.
We have raised $3600.43 for Leukaemia Foundation for their campaign Shave the World from Blood Cancer!
Here is what the boys had to say about their experience of going beardless for blood cancer:
1. What motivated you to take part in this challenge?
One of my New Years resolution’s was to do something for charity. I didn’t know what that would be however when I heard about the Worlds Greatest Shave I thought it was a great initiative and as I always have people ask me what I would look like without a beard I knew it would generate some interest and I felt like we could also raise some good money for a great cause along the way! – Josh Harding
As soon as I overheard everybody talking about potentially shaving their beards i knew i would be approached. I was hesitant at first as shaving my beard makes me look like a completely different person ( 10 years younger ) but eventually when i saw all the other guys getting involved i felt i had to do my part also. – Matthew Murphy
Although I have not directly been affected by Leukaemia, I have seen my friends families suffer and the support they receive from the Leukaemia Foundation – Cory Whincup
When I heard that we were going to raise some money for the Leukemia Foundation, I was more than happy to partake in the challenge. It is a great cause and hopefully we have contributed to what will be a better quality of life for individuals with Leukemia and for their friends and families. – Ryan Henry
It’s for an extremely good cause, i’ve had family & friends suffer & on the flipside of the coin also participate in the event. – Todd Mangion
2. How long have you had your beard and what does it feel like to be beardless?
I have had it for eight years and the last time I had a clean shave was when I graduated university. I’m not going to lie, it doesn’t feel great but it was a liberating experience until I saw myself in the mirror! – Josh Harding
I have had my beard on and off for around 5 years, i have had to trim it and shave it now and then but never had to completely clean shave it. I feel a lot younger and i keep touching my face, it feels very strange! – Matthew Murphy
Around 2yrs. I feel as young as I look about 2yrs old!! – Cory Whincup
I have been growing my beard for a few months but I have not been clean shaven in about 7/8 years so I feel fresh! – Ryan Henry
I’ve had the beard for about 2 years now? its a strange feeling! i can only describe it as “breezey” hahaha – Todd Mangion
3. If you could describe the experience in three words what would it be?
Funny, rewarding and fulfilling. – Josh Harding
Fun, Hilarious , Enjoyable. – Matthew Murphy
Worth it All. – Cory Whincup
Well worth it! – Ryan Henry
Its been liberating. – Todd Mangion
4. How does it feel to donate to Leukaemia Foundation?
It feels great, it is such an amazing cause and I really appreciate the donations we received, the kind words during and after the process and hopefully we will have made some peoples lives a little easier along the way. – Josh Harding
It feels great raising money for charity in whatever you do but especially doing it with others and getting such a positive response. I am really proud of all the guys. – Matthew Murphy
There are many organizations which help vulnerable/ill people all around the world and to do my part for one of them makes me realize we can all make a difference in our own way. – Cory Whincup
Great! It feels fantastic to be able to donate myself and also to see the kindness of others who donated – Ryan Henry
we done a good thing, and i’d only lose the beard for a cause as good as this! – Todd Mangion
Before and After Photos
The donation pool is still open for another month for those of you who missed out