Teach­ers bris­tle up for Movem­ber cause

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ 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.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Mous­ta­chioed men Anand Subra­money, Aaron Ped­lar, Brent McDon­ald, Zim Harlen, Wayne Sharp and Brett Parks.

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