IT IS the time of year that all long-suffering wives, partners and girlfriends loathe more than any other.
No, not the footy season – it’s Movember.
For the 30 days that was once November, men all over town will sheath their razors and grow the best damn moustaches they can manage.
The lads at chartered accountants Lawler Tamworth are determined to go from bare to bushy in record time and put past years’ disappointments behind them.
Director Mark O’Connor is back for a third crack at fulfilling his dream of growing a full-on trucker tash.
“It’s the one time of the year where you can actually satisfy your curiosity and see if you can grow a moustache,” Mr O’Connor said.
“Mine’s generally pretty ordinary, but I’m determined to lead by example and show the younger blokes how to do it.”
Lawler Tamworth is pulling out all stops in its bid to raise money for – and awareness of – men’s health issues.
As well as enlisting an army of “mo-sisters” to help with fundraising, it has also ordered a giant magnetic moustache to attach to its number one company car. “There’s a serious message beneath all of this, but it is a very successful campaign and I think that by using humour and relaxing people, it does get it on the table and does promote discussion among men,” Mr O’Connor said.
“We have a very diverse range of male clients and if we can assist to promote people to be aware of it and seek help and investigation, then that would be great.”
For more information about how you can support the Movember cause, log on to http://au.movember.com/?home.