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Dr Manoj Joshi DL

Lifetime moustache and beard to disappear

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][br][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mOpRFjxG1Jk?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XwM2NZYiYvA?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p][url=https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18825258.bradford-man-big-shave-charity-amid-covid-doom-gloom/?ref=wa&fbclid=IwAR3TE43JaDVuL4krKkycD6-3CuGwCUvm5wCpCF-MQCvivEmioK9a0Yh43Y8]https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18825258.bradford-man-big-shave-charity-amid-covid-doom-gloom/?ref=wa&fbclid=IwAR3TE43JaDVuL4krKkycD6-3CuGwCUvm5wCpCF-MQCvivEmioK9a0Yh43Y8[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.asianexpress.co.uk/2020/10/why-did-dr-manoj-joshi-shave-off-his-much-loved-52-year-moustache/]https://www.asianexpress.co.uk/2020/10/why-did-dr-manoj-joshi-shave-off-his-much-loved-52-year-moustache/[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.asiansunday.co.uk/bradford-rotarian-on-the-front-line-against-polio/]https://www.asiansunday.co.uk/bradford-rotarian-on-the-front-line-against-polio/[/url][/p][p]At the suggestion of my Rotarian daughter Megha, to commemorate World Polio Day on 24th October this year, I decided to raise maximum awareness and funds for the cause by dyeing my lockdown beard and world famous moustache [i]bright purple[/i] and then [i]shaving everything off [/i]- including my ponytail (shikha).[/p][p]Why purple? The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary's worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised. [/p][p]#EndPolioNow is a cause I have supported as a Rotarian for over 40 years in Yorkshire, and since age 16 as an Interact Member (which is the junior arm of Rotary for teenagers) in Uganda were I was born. [/p][p]Please donate generously, for the first time ever, my wife and children, and everyone else shall see me barefaced!!! My hair can always grow back, but for every £1 raised, the Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation will treble it and immunise 15 children from this crippling disease for life! Join me in this amazing campaign. Polio will be the 2nd human diesease to be eradicated from the world. [/p][p]£5,200 is our target for a 52 year old moustache and 52 years of Rotary![/p][p]Photo credits from: [/p][p][url=https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/health/meet-yorkshire-rotarian-helping-eradicate-polio-around-world-2967267]https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/health/meet-yorkshire-rotarian-helping-eradicate-polio-around-world-2967267[/url][/p][p]Joshi Family Archives [/p][p]Special Thanks to: Blackcrows Barbers in Bingley, West Yorkshire http://blackcrows.co.uk/ for enabling #Purple4Polio [/p][p][br][/p]
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Nov 23, 2020

Jenny Maden

Well done Manoj!!! Although I do think we need to bring the purple back! :-)

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Nov 8, 2020

Christine and Alwyn Barnsley Rockley RC

Brilliant effort Manoj!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2020



£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 4, 2020

Taimur Shah

Good luck! Such as good cause. Will be sad to see the Beard go though. Taimur

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2020

Jennifer Linskey

A magnificent gesture.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 29, 2020

WM Pudsey

Manoj - such an amazing thing you are doing and I hope that this helps.

Oct 27, 2020

Roger Child

We are all humbled by your sacrifice!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 27, 2020

Andrew Ormondroyd

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 27, 2020


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 27, 2020

Jackie Goss

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid