Movember growth spotted
AFTER decades of being clean-shaven, residents and staff at supported living neighbourhood Tall Trees Ocean View have donned a set of healthy moustaches for the month, all in the name of men's wellbeing.
Residents James Murray, Jack Walker, Ken Anstee and Ray Watts and staff member David Pickering have all participated in the month-long Movember fundraiser, which raises money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and depression initiative Beyondblue.
Tall Trees has put the call out for anyone wanting to donate to pay a visit to the neighbourhood's front desk.
Mr Pickering said he and "the blokes" had been loud and proud about growing their mo's.
"Beneath the surface of Movember's fun campaign is a very serious initiative that shouldn't be overlooked," he said.
"Without Movember, there are too few fundraisers that are designed specifically to assist in research into men's health issues or initiatives helping them through depression."
Resident Ray Watts said until this month, it had been years since he had a moustache.
"The first time I grew one was back in 1942, and now this month is my second time ever," Mr Watts says.
"It started with the staff here at Tall Trees telling us about the fundraiser and encouraged residents to get involved, and I joined in as it goes towards a cause that affects me personally."