EVERY dairy farmer knows how important the support of friends, family and neighbours has been during the past year.
With this in mind, GippsDairy chair Graeme Nicoll is hoping the dairy community gets behind the Movember challenge as a chance to give something back to the community by supporting initiatives to reduce the rate of male suicide.
“It’s about raising money and raising awareness around men’s health issues and starting a conversation on a topic that was previously out-of-bounds for a lot of blokes.”
Fellow GippsDairy directors Grant Williams from Hallora and Brad Missen from Denison are already sprouting lip whiskers, while each male member of the GippsDairy staff has also committed to leave his mo un-mowed for a month.
“Movember isn’t just for blokes. If growing a mo isn’t an option for you, you can still sign up for Movember and take the challenge to get more active for the month,” Graeme said.
“I’d like to invite anyone connected with the dairy industry to join us by growing a mo, donating to The Milk Mustaches team or participating in one of the other activities around Movember.”
To join or donate, go to http:/moteam.co/the-milk-mustaches If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties, visit beyondblue.org.au