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Locals band together to grow a mo for men’s health

Bundaberg Movember
There are a number of moustaches taking shape at Bundaberg Regional Council (BRC), with a team of 25 taking part in the fundraiser this month.

A number of local community members are growing a mo for Movember this year to support changing the face of men’s health.

From first time growers, mo sisters and those who are well practiced at growing a mo, every dollar raised counts towards helping make a difference for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

By 2030, the Movember Foundation aim to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

You can find out more about those taking part below.

Brent Illingworth

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Brent Illingworth who is growing a Mo for Movember.

Brent is no stranger to Movember, with this being his fourth year raising funds for the cause that is close to his heart.

Brent said he was passionate about raising awareness for men’s mental health, ensuring that people who know him know they can speak to him about anything.

“The biggest thing for me is ensuring funds are raised to go towards improving the mental health resources,” Brent said.

“I think that there are many situations that can be prevented if we are able to conduct more research, raise further awareness and normalise being able to discuss mental health.

“I hope that my mates, or anyone who needs to speak up can see that I am growing this mo to support them and my door is always open. “

This year Brent is attempting to grow the “connoisseur” style moustache.

“My pledge last year was that I’d donate $100 for each contract written for the month of November and I got nine away – $900,” he said.

“This year I intend to beat that figure and hopefully we can in this crazy market.”

Donations can be made here– every dollar you donate will help support blokes in need.

Bundaberg Regional Council

There are a number of moustaches taking shape at Bundaberg Regional Council, with a team of 25 taking part in the fundraiser this month.

This year the team is made up of 12 Mo Sistas and 13 Mo Bros from across Council departments including Community & Environment, Infrastructure Services, Development, Organisational Services as well as Councillor Tracey McPhee.

The BRC team are actively fundraising for the great cause of supporting men’s health and if you wish to support them with a donation, click on this link.

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