Mo changes the face of men's health

FROM the handlebar to the flavour saver - you could see them all this Movember at the Coffs Harbour Ambulance Station.

Movember fever hit the ambos hard this year, with the whole station deciding to get in on the act for the very first time - and boy, what a result.

For the past 29 days, 11 officers have been pruning and nurturing their respective moustaches with pride, all in the name of changing the face of men's health - and have raised more than $1200 in the process.

There was Chopper, Hulk Hogan and Borat - there was even a bright orange soup catcher.

“Movember is a fun way to raise awareness about depression and prostate cancer, which is just as prevalent in males as breast cancer is in women,” acting station manager, Martin Wells, said.

“In our line of work, you see and deal with a lot of things most people in society wouldn't deal with daily, multiple times a day.

“And so male depression is obviously something that's high on our agenda.

“We look after one another and have a counselling service, but at the end of the day, we are only human and sometimes the job gets you down,” Mr Wells said.

He said the boys had enjoyed their time grooming their variety of moustaches - but he wasn't too sure about the result.

“Although by the look of some of the boys today, I don't know if the general public will allow us to do it again next year,” he joked.



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