Go the mo over a beard for a wor­thy cause

The Western Star - - News -

SHANE Sellars has not been clean shaven since 2015, but he was will­ing to shave off his renowned beard in the name of men’s men­tal health.

He is par­tic­i­pat­ing in Movem­ber with the Food Truck Fri­day team, which has a fundrais­ing goal of $500.

“We want to help raise money for ini­tia­tives to sup­port men’s men­tal health which is re­ally im­por­tant as men won’t of­ten seek help,” Shane said.

“The first rule was you have to have a clean shaven face to make room for the beard,’’ Shane said.

“I hadn’t been clean-shaven since 2015 so it was a shock.

“My daugh­ter said I looked creepy and my three­year-old told me to put it back on.”

The Roma res­i­dent said he hoped to see some of the fund­ing go­ing to­wards pro­vid­ing ser­vices in ru­ral ar­eas.

“I’ve got a lit­tle bit of a say­ing – we’re com­plex be­ings liv­ing in the chaos of a com­plex world,” he said.

“Every­one’s go­ing through some­thing, es­pe­cially dur­ing these tough times of drought, so it’s im­por­tant we get some more men­tal health sup­port out here.”

Food Truck Fri­day will be hold­ing a Movem­ber Mous­tache Mo-ment at the Big Rig on Novem­ber 15 from 5-8pm.

MY DAUGH­TER SAID I LOOKED CREEPY AND MY THREE-YEAROLD TOLD ME TO PUT IT BACK ON.

SHANE SELLARS

Pic­ture: So­cial Me­dia

GROW A MO: Shane Sellars is par­tic­i­pat­ing in Movem­ber to raise money for men’s men­tal health.

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