GROW THAT MO: Simmo’s Dirty Dozen and representatives for those who could not attend at Simmo’s Backyard Barbecue at the C.ex Coffs on Wednesday night.
GROW THAT MO: Simmo’s Dirty Dozen and representatives for those who could not attend at Simmo’s Backyard Barbecue at the C.ex Coffs on Wednesday night.

Blokes pay lip service to a lost mate

SOME seriously whiskery blokes have wrapped up a razor-restricted month by raising a whopping amount of money.

Simmo's Dirty Dozen, local fellas who are continuing on the moustache-filled legacy of the late Chris "Simmo" Simpson, have been sporting mos to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

The tradition began when Simmo, accepting a dare, shaved off his well-worn mo and raised a significant sum for the PCFA.

This year 13 men took on the mo-growing challenge and the group's online fundraising page has attracted donations of $32,000.

That proved to be just a drop in the bucket.

On Wednesday night the blokes paraded their top lips at a fundraising event dubbed "Simmo's Backyard Barbecue" at C.ex Coffs.

They were contenders in five categories of mo, judged by Simmo's daughters Rachael, Bronte and Brooke - the "Simmo," best Mexican, best creation, best effort and worst effort.

Along with the parade, an auction was held with items including travel passes, a car, sporting memorabilia and advertising allowances.

Many of the 140 attendees were dressed in beach clothes, a tribute to Simmo's passion for the ocean.

Des Taylor, one of the men of the mo-ment, said they raised $40,000 on the night, taking their total to more than $70,000.



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