Buzzing away the fuzz

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

MEN around the coun­try are sigh­ing in re­lief as Movem­ber came to an end, al­low­ing them to fi­nally rid them­selves of the fuzz.

The Air­lie Am­bro Mo­bros were no ex­cep­tion and para­medic Chris Cran­mer said he was “feel­ing a bit cooler” with­out his mous­tache.

“It’s been a bit dif­fer­ent with the heat. It all looked pretty hor­ren­dous by the end of it but we’re happy to look a bit silly if it’s go­ing to shine a spot­light on men’s health,” he said.

As well as a bit of re­lief from the heat, Mr Cran­mer said he looked for­ward to en­joy­ing a cup of cof­fee with out the resid­ual foam cling­ing to his ‘tache. The team, which raised more than $4500 for the char­ity, was blown away by all who made the ef­fort to do­nate.

“The Whit­sun­day Lions Club do­nated $500, which we’re grate­ful for, and we’d like to thank ev­ery­one else who do­nated – mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and our friends and fam­ily,” Mr Cran­mer said.

The team cel­e­brated its ef­forts with a few quiet drinks and com­mu­nal shave. Mr Cran­mer said it was some­thing he’d like to do every year to raise aware­ness and funds for men’s health.

“I may po­ten­tially start heck­ling other sta­tions within the Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice to get in­volved,” he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to slip in a last-minute do­na­tion, head to the Air­lie Ambo’s Mo­bros page https://au.movem­ber. com/team/2327998?

To stay up to date with their progress, check out their face­book page https://www.face­book.com/ air­lieam­bo­mos/

PHOTO: CON­TRIBUTED

SMOOTH: Steve Thur­tle, Chris Cran­mer, Leigh An­der­son and Damien Ditch­burn just be­fore the big shave.

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