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.
Shepparton Tri Club has partnered with the annual Challenge Shepparton and organisers of the event are now putting out the call for 350 volunteers.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
MORE than 130 camp oven enthusiasts turned up to the Torrumbarry Hotel for its annual camp oven cook off.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
The second Koonoomoo Pickers and Packers Charity Ball came to town on the weekend, and was bigger and better than ever.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The second annual National Herd Development Victorian Winter Fair was in action at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre last Wednesday and Thursday.
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