Marvel­lous Movem­ber ef­forts

Chinchilla News - - FRONT PAGE - Amani Vas­sil­iou Amani.Vas­sil­[email protected]­

MEN across Aus­tralia grew mous­taches through­out Novem­ber in sup­port of the Movem­ber cause, among them were two ru­ral West­pac man­agers.

Chin­chilla’s An­drew Fend­ley and War­wick’s Kim McGre­gor joined forces as the Mo Bros to help change the face of men’s health.

The char­ity ad­dresses some of the big­gest health is­sues faced by men: prostate can­cer, tes­tic­u­lar can­cer, and men­tal health and sui­cide pre­ven­tion.

Mr Fend­ley said he was mo­ti­vated to take part af­ter see­ing first hand the strug­gles faced by men com­ing through the branch.

“Men tend to put their health is­sues last, whether they are too proud or what­ever, they don’t like to talk about it,” Mr Fend­ley said.

“We see that a lot with the farm­ers who come through that are suf­fer­ing with men­tal health - it has a huge im­pact on them and there is that re­luc­tance to talk about it.”

To­gether the pair raised $1552, due in large part to the gen­er­ous sup­port of the Chin­chilla Lions Club.

Host­ing three sausage siz­zles through­out the month, the club proudly pre­sented Mr Fend­ley with a cheque for $500.

“Prostate has af­fected a cou­ple of our mem­bers in the past and it’s some­thing we are very con­scious and sup­port­ive of - we were happy to help,” Lions mem­ber Lind­say Mars­den said.

“Grow­ing the mo be­came a re­ally great talk­ing point,” Mr Fend­ley said.

❝ Grow­ing the mo be­came a re­ally great talk­ing point.

— An­drew Fend­ley

“I am so thank­ful for the tire­less work of the Lions, their sup­port was bril­liant.

I can’t pro­mote the work that they do in the com­mu­nity as a whole enough.”


SUP­PORT­ING MOVEM­BER: An­drew Fend­ley with Lions mem­bers Thomas Marso and Lind­say Mars­den at one of the three fund-rais­ing bar­be­cues held in Novem­ber.

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