A handful of Langwarrin Fire Brigade members are looking a little scruffier under the nose as Movember comes to an end.
Keen CFA members from all over the state ditched the razors to grow out their mo’s for Movember, raising money and awareness for men’s health.
Langwarrin Fire Brigade banded together to raise more than $3000 for its successful Movember campaign.
Movember is a leading charity campaign taking on men’s mental health on a global scale and their goal is to stop men dying too young.
Hundreds of CFA members took part in last year’s Movember challenge and raised over $29,000.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up research and motivating men to take action for their health.
Langwarrin CFA Firefighter Fletch Fletcher said this year was the first time the brigade formed a team to participate in Movember.
“Our team of motivated members have been working hard from day one, growing their moustaches and encouraging more conversations about men’s health,” he said.
“All of us have been touched by men’s health issues in a variety of ways.”
Lieutenant Mark Walton, Firefighter Matt Wright, Firefighter Donna Wright and Firefighter Craig Aiton were also heavily involved in this year’s initiative.
“Husband and wife duo, Matt and Donna, felt it was not only a great way to support men’s health, but a great way to support the brigade and wider community as new members,” Mr Fletcher said.
“It’s been fantastic to have Donna involved as well, her contribution has been excellent,” Mr Fletcher said.
“On behalf of our brigade, I’d like to thank all of those generous members of our community and local businesses that contributed to the money we were able to raise for the cause.”