What do you do when your wardrobe becomes full of event T-Shirts?

Yes, you’ve just signed up for yet another popular race. Of course, you’ll get your runners bag and, of course, you’ll receive the typical sporting event T-Shirt.

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The more events you sign up to the more T-Shirts and free goodies you’ll receive – this is fairly standard. One thing that isn’t accounted for though is the lost space in your wardrobe from all of the new clothing that you’ve received. Well, keep on reading and I’ll explain how you can recover the space that these T-Shirts keep on stealing from your wardrobe in the best possible way.

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Movember Charity T-Shirt Ideas

Movember Charity T-Shirt Ideas:

You may have noticed that it’s fast approaching that time of the year when we need to add an additional 5 minutes onto our car journeys in the morning because we need to de-ice the car first. It’s also dark when we leave for work in the morning and it’s dark when we arrive home from work, and, for some reason, there’s an increase in the number of men walking around the streets sporting questionable moustaches.

In case you wasn’t sure why they’re doing this it’s because it’s almost officially MOVEMBER SEASON!

That’s right, November is the one time of the year where it’s socially acceptable for men to now only grow moustaches but also feel proud to have one – which is great for those of us who not only have the ability to grow a moustache but also for those of us who secretly like having a caterpillar growing just below our nose.

Don’t fit into either of these categories? Not a problem as you can still show you support for Movember by wearing an epic moustache-tic (see what I did there?) charity T-Shirt.

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7 Science-back reasons why beards are good for you.

As a man, there’s seldom choices that you have to make that are more grueling that the “should I, shouldn’t I” great beard debate. Whether you’re looking to grow a foot-long beard or if you’re after a face that’s as smooth as a babies backside – chances are if you are clean-shaven, you’ve debated growing a beard and vice-versa.

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In November, however, growing facial hair takes on a completely new meaning as men across the globe grow their facial hair in honor of Movember – a non-profit campaign which was set up to raise awareness of men’s cancers.

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Matt’s Mammoth Mountain Challenge

Matthew Riley was an incredibly popular and talented student who had a very bright future ahead of him. Tragically, Matthew was killed in a motorcycle crash while he was backpacking around Cambodia – a lifelong dream that he had.

Matthew, who was from Ketton, in Rutland, was only 23 years old and he had decided to spend four weeks of his summer break from Lincoln University, where he was studying psychology and Marketing, in Cambodia. Tragically, a few days before Matthew was due to fly home he was killed in a crash that happened in the early hours of September 13, 2015.

When describing her son and the accident, Mrs. Riley said:

“He has always been gifted and took French exams when he was 13. He did really well.

“The details of the accident are very sketchy. We will know what happened. We keep hearing things but we don’t know.

“He was very careful and wore a full-faced helmet. Matthew was staying at a nearby hostel where the crash happened. We spoke every day. He was due to do his last year at university and the university has been very good. They have invited us to his graduation in September so he will still graduate.”

As well as graduating this year, Matthew had also planned to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge which is a challenge where participants climb to the top of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden – the three highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales.

The intention behind taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge was to raise money to donate to Diabetes UK and Mind in the memory of his granddad Kevin Dowling, who had died eight years earlier, and his aunt Anne-Marie Dowling, who sadly passed away three years ago.

Tragically Matthew won’t get the chance to see all of his plans through but his family and friends have stepped up and decided to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge in Matthew’s honour – while also using the challenge to raise additional funds to donate to a Cambodian children’s charity called CamKids.

“Matthew had spent some of time in Cambodia helping to teach children to swim. That was very typical of him. He was a very sociable person and keen to help out where he could.

“The inequality in Cambodia is huge. There’s some very wealthy people driving around in nice cars and some extremely poor people, especially children living on the streets.”

In preparation for the event, Garment Printing were incredibly humbled to be asked to create the printed T-Shirts which will be worn by everyone who is taking part in the challenge. We’d also like to help them to raise the money that they need to support these 3 incredibly worthwhile causes.

If you’d like to find out more about Matthew, Matt’s Mammoth Mountain Challenge or if you’d like to donate money to help these incredibly worthwhile causes – you can visit the Matt’s Mammoth Mountain challenge GoFundMe page.

And please, help spread the word because together we can change lives for the better.mattsmammothmountainchallenge

Charity Sponsorship with Garment Printing

Would you like to raise even more money for your charity or cause through fundraising events? Garment printing offer charity sponsorship partnering with a number of charities across the country and could work with you to help promote and raise extra money through garment printing and online buzz. There are several advantages to a partnership, all of which will not only create funding but organisation awareness too.

What we offer

With printed and embroidered clothing, you can help to promote your cause across the country and no matter where you are, your organisations branding and message will be out there for everyone to see. Garment charity sponsorship works by offering discounted garment printing for your charity, as well as online social media awareness for your events.  There are several ways that you can fundraise and with our help, you’ll know that your audience size will be as large as it possibly can be.

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Another great incentive on offer is the chance to gain extra donations directly from us when you hit your charitable targets. For every realistic target that is met, Garment Printing will offer a donation to celebrate, giving you another great reason to consider a charity sponsorship partnering.

Stuck for fundraising ideas?

There are so many different options out there, including the opportunity to use your promotional garments as winning raffle prizes. If you’re looking for a way to combine extra advertising potential with good will gestures, try creating raffle hampers with chocolates, wine and branded tote bags or t-shirts – you never know where your charity might be discovered next.

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Some other great fundraising ideas include lucky dips, guess the number games with sweets or branded apparel as a prize and ‘free’ tote bags, when members of the public offer to give a small donation to your cause. All of these fundraising ideas and many more are a great way to hit donation targets and give away important promotional materials at the same time.

Garment Printing has been working alongside charities for years and during this time we’ve helped organisations raise greater awareness, as well as substantial amounts of money with our garment partnerships. With no minimum order size, free graphic design assistance and a best price guarantee, you can be sure that your charity is taking a smart, cost effective route with its garment printing needs. No matter how large or small your charity or reputable cause may be, a charity sponsorship can offer you some fantastic fundraising perks.

Success Stories: Edword Jones –  2015 MK #STRENGTH Leukaemia Concert. Edward was raising £2800 for the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research .  He printed tshirts for raising funds for Leukaemia We give special discounts and whenever he hits his targets we donate something £50 each time.

If you think Edward was Marvelous. Help us Nominate him for his work. Charity Shirt