MOP CHOP

By Benjamin Mitchell

TODAY'S THE DAY

Thank you thank you thank you to every person who has donated so far, and to all of you who have shown so much support for this over the last few weeks.

Somebody reminded me yesterday that this week in particular is not about mental illness; It's about mental health... and I am in a place where I feel like I can truly celebrate mine. That's thanks to all of you in more ways than you probably realise. You have been there when I needed it, given me endless positivity, provided me with opportunities that have changed my life. 

Some people reading this will have known me 5 minutes, others for an actual life-time (that's you mum) but every single one of you has had a direct impact on the course of my life, and for all I am so grateful. 

To all of you I wish growth, joy, positivity, love, connection, admiration, self-love, sunshine, peace, support, drive, the knowledge that you will keep moving, you will keep growing, the people around you will keep loving, and that no matter what, the sun will rise tomorrow so long as you're around to see it. Even if it's a bit cloudy for a while.

I look forward to spending time with you all this evening!

Again, thank you.

 

ONE WEEK TO GO

Hey everyone! 

We're one week out from the big day and I'm starting to feel pretty nervous! As I've said to a few of you though, the positive outcome of this far outweighs my temporary discomfort and it's really exciting that so many of you have pulled through to get us to where we're at.

Let's keep those donations streaming in and again, let me know if you want to come along next thursday... we've got an absolute HAUL of raffle prizes to give away, so head to https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/hi-how-are-you if you want to snatch up some tickets for that one.

 

See you next week!

BJM

 

 

On the 11th of October I'll be shaving my locks!

Generator @ Grid/AKL will be hosting a night of laughs by Ashton Brown, good times with good people, and my dramatic haircut by the guys at Boar and Blade. It's a free event and all are welcome to come, but please take this opportunity to help with our fundraising effort. Flick me a message if you'd like to come along on the night.

Nearly 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and I don’t want them to face it on their own. Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation of NZ provide individuals, workplaces, schools and communities with the tools they need to build positive mental health and wellbeing. I want to smash the target I've set so please donate today! Every little bit counts!

Thank you to my Supporters

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Anonymous

Much love to you brave soul

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Ben Mclaren

Nice one BJ, the Generator crew is proud of what your doing for a great cause!

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Paul Diver

STAR!!

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John Moffett

BJ - you are an inspiration mate!

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Leah

Ben you make my day every day!

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Placemat

This takes balls man - good work

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Alexander James

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Francesca Blomfield

Go Ben! We think you're amazing.

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Sarah Janiszewski

Very brilliant human. Well done love x

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Angela Mitchell

Love ya xx

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Lynn Booker

I hope everyone supports this worthwhile cause.

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Old Mate

seagal cut pls

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Matt Roberts

Amazing effort mate!

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Anne-marie Browne

What an awesome thing to do for a great cause BJ. So brave.

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Aaron Bainbridge

Way to go Ben. Awesome cause.

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Victoria Lee

Such an incredible gesture Ben! Proud to call you a friend!

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James

Happy new hair

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Sarah Rulz

You are the best x

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Paul Blomfield

Great effort Ben - all the best tonight

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Ariana Shipman

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Scott Lee

Brave Man

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Miss Trace

Yeeeeuuusssss!!!!

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Ronnie Kay

Hi BJ, What a star! Just in time for summer! You'll enjoy the breeze on your noggin.

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Anthony Walton

Please film this! Good luck 💇‍♀️

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Phil Presnall

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Monica Budd

Awesome Ben, massive effort

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Carley Sheerin

What an awesome achievement BJ, both in money and awareness raised! You set a good example for the rest of us :)

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Anonymous

Goodbye luscious hair!

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Vicki Kernohan

Awesome stuff Ben!!

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Sheryl Bainbridge

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Evelyn Tudehope

Great cause!

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Sophie Bone

Keep doing your thing. You're a bloody good egg. Kia kaha, proud of you xx

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P Oliver

Wow, great fund raise BJ

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Chloe Alderton

You are the bomb and doing great things and I appreciate you always!

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Kelly George

Proud of you and such a worthy cause. Looking forward to seeing your head shining brightly!

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Kathryn Marshall

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Eva Thomson

Well done BJ - Such a legend!! What a great cause to get behind.

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Amy Brown

You rock Ben x

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Anne-flore Haviez

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Steph Abad

Proud of you boo! So brave you my heroooo, my Enrique Iglesias! U SO SXC xx

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Caitlin Sluiters

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Sam Roache

xxx

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Olivia Jackson

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Ryan Poole

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Jon

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Jade Kalllian

You're Awesome BJ ! all the best x

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Nicky Tuck

Go Ben! What an amazing contribution! Can't wait to meet the new sleek hairless Ben! (I'm sure he's just as fabulous as luscious locks Ben) Good luck tonight.

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Laekin Roberts

Lots of love to you BJ, such an amazing thing to do for something so close to us all xox

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Anonymous

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Guy Shepheard

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Leon Hudson

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Anonymous

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Keana Ngaata

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Ruby Campbell

Woooo good on ya BJ

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Chad Kelly

Impressive - love the commitment!

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Emmanuel Reynaud

Love you Ben, enjoy being free of those locks! Xx

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Chelsea Morrison

Love you Beejooiiirrrreee <3 <3

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Rudian Ahmad

The mop will be missed, but such a good cause!

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Liz Holden

Good on you BJ!

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Julie Woodyear-smith

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Logan

Looking forward to seeing you with the Ol' Kina cut. Great cause!

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Lana Khabazi

❤️ so proud

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Salama Lowe

Hey Beejjjj, I'm proud of you. You're a true inspiration x

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Ali Ruggles

Good on you BJ

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S Titley

So proud to know you Ben Brave to shave your head braver to tell everyone part of your story ❤️

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John French

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Anonymous

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Sri

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

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Elland Stringer

Great cause! I’m fundraising for them too!

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Tallulah Holly-massey

I think you're so great ❤️

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Tony Laws

Good on you Ben, it's for a great cause!! Not long to go now!!

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Emma Nixon

Awesome stuff Ben!! What an impressive commitment from you - and for a great cause. Good on ya! :-)

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Janine Attwood

You're making an amazing contribution to Mental Health awareness. Thank you!

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Nathalie O'toole

Nice one BJ! Good luck :)

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Jennifer Lu

What an awesome cause!! Well done BJ you amazing human :) xx

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Ritesh Mani

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Martin Gillman

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Sarah Alexander

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Jen Heaphy

;o)

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Leah Carrell

Bye hair

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Sarah Barlow

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Jessie Ross

You’re awesome dude!

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Jasmine Donald

Love you Ben!!! Bit late here... gorgeous shedding light and paving the way for others to open up these conversations :-)

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Digby Butcher

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Sandie Taege

Well done

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Bella Wilson

This is wonderful Ben! Lots of love to you xx

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Eva Pearson

Proud of you Bennie!!!! Looks good too xoxo

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Maggie Naera

Such an awesome human being and a great kaupapa. Sad to see those gorgeous locks go lol! Good luck!

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Janeen

Great cause and what a milestone way to lose your locks!