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Here’s why loads of men are painting just one of their nails blue

You might start seeing these posts popping up all over the place.

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YOU MIGHT START seeing a lot of guys on social media rocking a single, painted blue nail over the next couple of weeks or so.

And it’s all for a very good cause.

The #PolishedMan project aims to raise awareness about physical violence against children around the world

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It runs from October 1st until October 15th, and asks men to paint one nail to “raise funds and awareness”

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From the US to Australia, above, the campaign has really taken off

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It’s already raised over €200,000 for the cause

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The project was started by American non-profit organisation YGAP. And the story behind it is lovely:

YGAP’s CEO Elliot Costello came up with the idea for Polished Man after a visit to our project partner Hagar International in Cambodia. One evening, he met a young girl named Thea. Due to their language barrier, the two played naughts and crosses and other games for hours. At the end of the night, Thea drew a heart on Elliot’s palm, and then painted all of his nails blue.

Fair play to everyone involved

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David Elkin

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