THE Northern Daily Leader’s press site workers are growing moustaches, with varying degrees of success.
It’s all in the name of charity, though, as they work towards raising as much money as they can for Movember.
A Movember participant, Print Leader’s Craig Jenner said he’d be happy if the 14 participants raised more than $1000, but they didn’t have a target.
“We’ve been talking about doing it for years. We did it once over at Brisbane St, but some hadn’t done it before, so we thought we’d have a go this year,” he said.
“Some attempts are pretty good, but some are pretty terrible. David Stocks has had a mo for 35 years, so he had to shave to do it.”
Sandy McGilvray, who organisers the Tamworth Times runs, has donated prizes, including watches and jewellery, for the raffle. David Stocks is offering a lawn-mowing service, and a wheel alignment is another prize.
To aid their funds, they’re running a raffle, selling stubbie holders and holding barbecues.
“Because everything in the raffle has been donated, whatever we sell is profit,” Mr Jenner said.
“We’ve got 200 stubbie holders to sell – if we sell all of those, that’s $700. Whatever we make is great. All the money has been pooled into the one goal. It’s just good to see all the guys having a go at it.”
The Movember fundraiser aims to raise money for, and awareness of, men’s cancers and male mental health initiatives.
To get involved, visit http://au.movember.com/team/449301 and help out the Print Leader team.