Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Fake Mo Is All for a Good Cause

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Fake Mo Is All for a Good Cause

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Byline: Kate Dodd kate.dodd@thechronicle.com.au

ST MARY'S College Toowoomba student Josh Mengel said he felt a bit weird about his hairy new look, but the fake moustache he wore was all for a good cause.

The Year 7 student said he was happy to don the moustache to raise awareness for men's health as the school put the focus on men's health issues during November.

Josh said some people had illnesses and it felt good to help.

School officer Pamela Fisher said staff used the month, dubbed "Movember" to engage students in discussions and activities which created awareness of men's health issues and the importance of dealing with those issues for themselves, their mates and their community.

She said activities during the week included a free-dress fundraiser with fake moustaches, sponsorship of staff members growing a moustache during the month, dressing up the Brother's House on West St with its own stylish moustache and lighting up the building blue this week. …

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