Fleet adds its weight to Movember

The issue 'hits close to home for many'

Last updated 05:00 30/11/2012
Andy Cogger
MYTCHALL BRANSGROVE/Fairfax NZ
DOUBLE ME: Transpacific driver Andy Cogger and his truck are sporting a mo this Movember. The waste management company has put blue moustaches on its fleet of trucks to support the fundraising campaign for men’s health.

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It's not only the people of Timaru who have embraced the moustachioed Movember concept. Garbage trucks, too, have gotten in on the act.

Waste management company Transpacific has placed bushy blue moustaches on its fleet of vehicles in New Zealand and Australia to mark the month-long fundraiser campaign for men's health.

That includes 12 of the company's Timaru-based trucks, according to branch manager Brian Gallagher. The company first participated in the Movember campaign in 2011, raising $51,150 in donations that was then matched by the company, for a total contribution of $102,300.

"Male employees account for 82 per cent of our workforce, and with an average age of 42 years, the men's health issue of prostate cancer, in particular, hits close to home for many," Transpacific NZ managing director Tom Nickels said.

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