Big Shave Off

Do something amazing by taking part in the Big Shave Off and join us for World AIDS Day.

This year, we're highlighting the importance of HIV testing. Testing is key to ending HIV transmissions, and the money you raise could fund vital work to get more people testing, through awareness campaigns and our programme to provide free HIV self tests.

How it works


Taking part is simple!

  • Sign up below to the Big Shave Off.
  • Ask friends and family to sponsor you.
  • Shave your head, chest, legs or beard on Wednesday 1 December.

You can even raise the stakes by hosting a 'shave it or save it' challenge! Will your friends and family donate more for you to SHAVE or SAVE?! It all comes down to the day of the challenge!

If shaving isn’t for you, you can challenge yourself to dye your hair a crazy colour, create a crazy hair-do, or even grow your hair as long as you can before Wednesday 1 December!

Once you’ve signed up below, our friendly fundraising team will support you every step of the way

Fundraising is quick and easy


It takes just two minutes to set up your JustGiving page and link it to our team page to kick start your fundraising.

Alternatively, you can fundraise on Facebook! Simply set up your fundraising post and get those donations rolling in.

Going live!


Do your shave on Instagram Live or even film and post across your social accounts.

This is a great way to get your friends and family involved on the day, and keep those coins of encouragement coming!

Your free T-shirt


Everyone who registers their Big Shave Off will receive a free Terrence Higgins Trust T-shirt before Wednesday 1 December.

Spread the word


You’re taking on amazing challenge to raise money to make positive change for people living with HIV around the UK – that’s something we think everyone should hear about.

Remember to include your fundraising link, tag @THTorguk on social media and use the hashtag #BigShaveOff

Thank you!


Everyone who raises £250 or more will receive one of our limited-edition pin badges to show off. If you’d like a certificate, let us know and we’ll pop one in the post to you after Wednesday 1 December.

We're here to help you


Got any questions or would just like a chat? Email us at [email protected] and we'll be in touch.