Benalla blokes have been 'growing the mo' for a good cause.November 23, 2012 4:49am
Don’t worry wives, girlfriends and children — the mo will eventually go.
That’s the message a group of local lads are giving after agreeing to team up as the Fur X Gold men for the annual Movember appeal.
Movember is a men’s health initiative which aims to change the silence surrounding male health issues and raise vital funds and awareness of the conditions affecting our men.
The month begins with participants having a clean-shaven face, and then for the next four weeks letting loose on their ‘mo’.
One of the Fur X participants, Drew Morrison, said the group had been drumming up a lot of support, including at the recent Benalla Festival.
‘‘People have been great — it’s a bit of fun, and creates awareness for men’s health issues,’’ Drew said.
While the team is hoping to reach the $1000 mark, it is also trying to find out which ‘bro’ has the daggiest mo.
Team Fur X has already raised over $700 with the help of those who visit the Royal Hotel and Benalla Rovers Soccer Club — but they still want more.
‘‘We never really set a target, but now we are so close we would like to get to $1000,’’ team captain Damon Symes said.
Choosing a name was about summing up the six team members — so they came up with Fur X Gold.
‘‘It’s a bit of a play on our love of beer,’’ Drew said.
With a couple of the team members being husbands of teachers at Benalla 31, they are hoping to drum up a little more support — maybe a tad more than they are getting at home.
‘‘The kids don’t like the ‘prickles’ but they think it’s a bit of fun,’’ Drew said.
Community members are urged to throw their support behind the team by visiting the website at http://au.movember.com/team/558669 and making a donation.
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