Teachers bristle up for Movember cause
■ A group of Karratha teachers have donned the ’tache in support of the Movember men’s health campaign.
Several of the St Luke’s College staff took up the cause and raised more than $500 for their efforts.
Organiser Brett Parks actually sported less hair than usual, having worn a full beard before the month began.
“When I came to school with a clean shave, the students didn’t recognise me, but we’ve had plenty of fun and giggles since,” he said.
Mr Parks said he took on the cause in 2008 after his father died because of prostate cancer.
“I’m new at the school this year and I know they support a lot of different causes so thought this was another good one to introduce,” he said.
“We asked the female staff to grow some hair as well but they didn’t accept. My wife wants the beard back ASAP but most of the others’ wives want the moustaches gone.”
Mr Parks said St Luke’s would challenge Karratha Senior High School to a “mo-down” next year.
As for best moustache of the month, the men agreed Brent McDonald’s chopper handles took the cake.
Moustachioed men Anand Subramoney, Aaron Pedlar, Brent McDonald, Zim Harlen, Wayne Sharp and Brett Parks.