Over $11,000 has been raised for men’s health by the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mo-Growers, with forty male staff taking part in Movember this year.
The effort was initiated by Aidan Greaves & Anthony Dorsett, in an effort to get staff behind a communal cause after a difficult year in which it has been nearly impossible to gather or take part in team building exercises.
“It was a great way for our staff and teams to come together around a cause that we can all support 2020 has been a tough year for us to hold staff functions or team building programs, so it was nice to have a project that men across our indoor and outdoor teams could all get behind” said Aidan Greaves, who works as Construction Supervisor for Council.
General Manager Warwick Bennett apologised to customers who have had to meet with staff taking part in Movember this year.
“I am sure many of our customers will be glad to see the end of November, but it has been fantastic to see 40 of our staff get behind this effort and raise over $10,000 for men’s health. They have been well supported by friends, family and other staff members, in particular a few of our female staff who helped coordinate and encourage our team.”
Outside of just building donations, many staff members also pledged to run or walk a certain number of kilometres throughout the month. Money raised as part of Movember goes towards mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Unfortunately, three out of four suicides in Australia are men.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
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