Hairy challenge sets high bar

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Leo’s Men’s Hairdressers barber Anthony Gaudio helps City of Bunbury senior library officer and Movember team captain Michael Fraser with a clean shave.
Camera IconLeo’s Men’s Hairdressers barber Anthony Gaudio helps City of Bunbury senior library officer and Movember team captain Michael Fraser with a clean shave. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

The City of Bunbury Movember team has well and truly smashed its fundraising target by more than a whisker.

Known as the Slo-gro-mo-bros, the team set out to raise $1000 for the Movember Foundation by putting away the razors for the month of November.

The team, which included Mayor Gary Brennan and chief executive Mal Osborne, topped more than $2700 as of today.

Team captain and City of Bunbury senior library officer Michael Fraser said it was a fantastic effort for an important cause.

“We’ve done really well, we’ve actually gone above and beyond our target which is fantastic,” Mr Fraser said.

“We’re really excited and really happy to raise that much.”

Leo's Men's Hairdressers owner Leo Gaudio gets to work on Movember participants Mayor Gary Brennan and City of Bunbury senior library officer and Movember team captain Michael Fraser.
Camera IconLeo's Men's Hairdressers owner Leo Gaudio gets to work on Movember participants Mayor Gary Brennan and City of Bunbury senior library officer and Movember team captain Michael Fraser. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

A dozen city staff including Mr Brennan and deputy mayor Jaysen Miguel made up the team with women also getting involved.

The women could take part in the Move this Movember aspect in which participants run or walk 60km during the month.

The team was excited to get into Leo’s Men’s Hairdressers on Friday to mark the end of the campaign by getting under the razors.

Mr Fraser said the campaign had been a fun experience.

“Some of us have instituted that you can make a mock, but you have to donate,” he said.

“It’s all a bit of fun but it’s in support of a great charity and fundraising opportunity.

“It’s been fantastic the support of the City of Bunbury staff and the community as well, we’re really happy with the results so thank you to everyone.”

The campaign is coordinated by charity organisation The Movember Foundation, which tackles the biggest health issues facing men — prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

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