Getting behind Movember

Prizes - Best and worst and 'shouldn’t have bothered'

SIENA YATES
Last updated 14:51 13/11/2012
Three of the 120 TRT workers who are growing a moustache for Movember. From left Ryan Bennett, Phillip Clews and Peter Atkinson check out progress in a truck mirror.
PETER DRURY

Three of the 120 TRT workers who are growing a moustache for Movember. From left Ryan Bennett, Phillip Clews and Peter Atkinson check out progress in a truck mirror.

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The boys at Tidd Ross and Todd Ltd are getting behind Movember in a big way after one woman whipped more than a hundred of them into mo-growing shape.

Kaye McLaggan is a purchasing officer for TRT in Hamilton but has become something of a Movember coordinator this month, strong-arming 120 TRT staff to either start growing facial hair, or shave and start over all in the name of men’s health. 

"It just seemed like a good thing to do. There’s so much publicity about the women’s side of it so I thought it was about time we did something to support the men. And having so many guys here, there’s no reason not to. Even the CEO’s doing it,’’ she said. 

Many of the men agreed to take part just for fun, but Ms McLaggan was shocked ntsGto see how nteso manynte had no idea what it was all in aid of.

Movember raises money and awareness for men’s health, particularly prostate cancer and depression in men.

‘‘I pretty much just did it because everyone else was having a go. But it is for a good cause. And it’s a laugh as well,’’ said one staff member, Phillip Clews.

Ms McLaggan will organise a prize giving at the staff Christmas party on December 1, marking the end of Movember. 

‘‘We’ll have prizes for everything. Best and worst and ‘shouldn’t have bothered’. But really, it’s a good effort, and some of them are so committed. We’ll have a few funny prizes, but there’ll be a few bottles of wine and all that nice stuff, too,’’ she said.

While they were unsure of exact figures, Ms McLaggan said quite a few of the men had already raised more than $100 each and TRT had agreed to sponsor them all.


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