Local police have ditched their razors this month as more than a dozen officers seek to change the face of men’s health, growing moustaches in support of Movember.
Movember is an international campaign which seeks to address some of the biggest health issues faced by men — prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide.
To show support for the movement, a handful of local police officers have banded together to grow their mos, forming the Hairy-borough Heroes, and are raising money for the cause.
One of the team organisers, Maryborough Police’s own Senior Constable Peter Goldsmith said Movember not only raises awareness and money for an important cause, it makes for a fun and social movement too.
“I’ve come from another station where Movember was a big event and it’s been done at Maryborough for the past couple of years that I know of,” he said.
The Hairy-borough Heroes will have their moustaches shaved off in early December, with a fundraising event taking place at The Supreme Bar and Restaurant, however a final date is yet to be decided.
To donate and get behind the Hairy-borough Heroes or to learn more about the Movember movement, visit the team’s page at www.movember.com/team/2302794.
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