Ready to grow? Sign up online for Decembeard or Decembhair Australia
Or read our fundraising guidelines and submit a fundraising proposal.

Bowel Cancer Australia’s hair-raising fundraiser encouraging you to get hairy while raising awareness and funds to help beat bowel cancer.
Face, head, legs, body - if it's hair - let it grow or let it go!
Get beardy or hairy (anywhere) - the options are limitless, and the choice is yours.
  • Grow a beard or some chin stubble and promote your facial hair
  • Dye, decorate shave or trim your precious hair and create something amazing
  • Fake some luscious locks or make a hair-inspired creation
  • Donate the amount you spend on shaving/grooming or by skipping your next waxing appointment
You can join the hair-wagon any time, so what are you waiting for?

Help make real change happen in 5 easy steps
  1. Create your profile, set your target, add a picture and blurb about why you’re getting hairy and you’re good to go!
  2. Raise funds on your own or get your mates together and grow together!
  3. Share the online link to your fundraising page with family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues, so they can donate in support of your hair-raising efforts.
  4. Track your progress, post updates, and see donations and messages from your supporters on your page.
  5. Sign up and start making a difference today.

Decembeard Grow a Beard
| Decembeard
Beards aren't just for hipsters, grandpas, men that ride motorbikes or people that are too lazy to shave. Anyone can help make real change happen.
All you need to do is grow a beard or some chin stubble and promote your facial hair to raise awareness and funds for Australia’s second deadliest cancer killer.
Already bearded? Show us your chinspiration. Dye, decorate or shave your precious face fur and create something amazing!
Sign up online for Decembeard now.

No stubble, no trouble. Head, legs, brows, chest – if it is hair – let it grow, or let it go!
Create a Decembhair fundraiser by growing, dyeing, trimming or waxing your hair, making or faking some luscious locks, or why not skip your next grooming appointment and let that hair go natural.
If you are not ready to get hairy, support someone who is and encourage them to find out about bowel cancer and grow hair anywhere!
Sign up online for a Decembhair fundraiser now.

Me My Hair and Why
Me, My Hair and Why
People living with or beyond bowel cancer and their loved ones have shared their empowering stories, you can read their Me, My Hair and Why stories on our bowel cancer stories webpage.
Would you like to share your bowel cancer story to help raise awareness? We want to hear from you. Sharing stories and lived-experiences can encourage and inspire others and can be a valuable resource for other patients and loved ones. 
Click here to share your story.

Hairy Christmas Party
| Have A Very Hairy Christmas Party
Help Bowel Cancer Australia spread the important bowel cancer awareness message to your colleagues and local community, while raising much needed funds to help beat bowel cancer.
Get everyone on the hairwagon! Speak with your workplace or local club about including a Decembhair theme as part of this year’s end-of-year celebration, raffle a festive hamper or collect gold coin donations at your Christmas Party.
  • Grow beards: Create a online fundraising team.
  • Challenge your beards: Host a ‘best beard’ competition or festive themed quiz event.
  • Hairy boss: Challenge your boss to dress with a beard or wig for a day.
  • Dress to impress: Organise a festive casual clothes day or dress-up day, and don't forget to include some fake beards/wigs.
  • Furry photo: Grab some hair-inspired props and encourage entries for the ‘most creative selfie photo’.
  • Gift of giving: Give the standard Kris Kringle a miss this year and encourage charitable donations instead.
  • Match my hair: Speak to your employer about matching your Decembeard or Decembhair donations, many organisations do.
Even with a simple donation from each of your colleagues or team-mates, you’ll be surprised at how the funds add up!
Download our Beardtastic Christmas Party Poster now from the fundraising resources webpage to get started.

Please read our fundraising guidelines and submit a fundraising proposal.
Please Note: If you are planning to do online fundraising ONLY, there's no need to complete the a proposal, simply sign up online and you're good to go!

Fundraising tips
| Fundraising tips
  • Share your me, my hair and why story: personal stories are the most powerful of all, so be sure to send us your bowel cancer story to help raise awareness. Whether you are living with bowel cancer, beyond bowel cancer or are supporting someone who is, we want to hear from you! Click here to share your story.
  • Be social: post your fundraiser details on your social media pages. Remember to include the campaign hash tags #DecembeardAU #Decembhair to tag @BowelCancerAustralia on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram into all your posts so that we can share/re-tweet.
  • Create: make a poster or flyer about your fundraising and distribute them around your workplace or local community (be sure to receive the appropriate charity/company/council approvals first). Poster templates are available for download from Bowel Cancer Australia's online shop. Contact your local newspaper to see if they will feature your story and fundraising efforts in the next edition.
  • Work it: ask your HR department if they can put a posting about your fundraising on the company intranet or in the company newsletter. Investigate if your employer matches charity donations (many large and/or community conscious organisations do). Hold a Decembeard or Decembhair themed End-of-Year Function or Christmas party at your workplace – to help we’ve created a Christmas Party Poster that you can download from the fundraising resources webpage.
  • Show progress: share your progress photos on your fundraising page to let everyone know how your face fur is growing. Giving updates on your fundraising page will allow you to keep your donors informed on how your fundraising efforts are going.
  • Shave the date : hold a ‘Shave the date’ event to celebrate your fundraising effort. It is also an opportunity to get some last minute donations from family and friends who may not have already supported your fundraising efforts.
  • Break it down: if you have a larger overall target - break your fundraising down into achievable bite-sized chunks (For example: sponsorship from friends and family - $450, beard themed Trivia Night with your buddies - $150, Gold coin donations at your work Christmas Party - $200, Company Match Giving - $200. $1000 reached!).
  • Give thanks: be sure to thank all your donors and sponsors, tell them why their support is so important and how their donation will help.

Decembeard Grow a Beard

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