Crameri crew raise Movember funds

The month of November has seen fundraising and moustaches grow at Crameriʼs Mitre 10, with staff members Jason Rogers, Trent Mortlock and Howard Payne alongside owner and branch manager Bernie Crameri (second from left) raising funds and awareness for menʼs health.

For many Australians men’s health is a taboo topic, which is why Crameri’s Mitre 10 employees have spent last month growing moustaches and changing the face of men’s health to get people talking.

Growing their moustaches as part of the Movember Foundation’s fundraiser, the local hardware store has jumped on board to encourage men to talk about their health.

The Movember Foundation is a global charity, started in Australia, that seeks to challenge the status quo and address some of the biggest health issues faced by men — prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

One of the primary ways the Movember Foundation encourages this is by inviting men to grow mo’s and raise money, all under the banner of “changing the face of men’s health”.

Having grown a mo for the movement in the past, Crameri’s Mitre 10’s Jason Rogers decided to get his colleagues behind the Movember movement this year.

“I’ve done it before and it’s a bit of fun, but it’s also a serious thing. I grew up with blokes who didn’t talk about their health issues,” he said.

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