Launceston printing firm raising nearly $4500 towards men's health during Movember

MOVEMBER TO REMEMBER: Staff at the Foot and Playsted prestige bookbinders show off their unshaven work of the past 30 days to raise money to benefit men's health.

MOVEMBER TO REMEMBER: Staff at the Foot and Playsted prestige bookbinders show off their unshaven work of the past 30 days to raise money to benefit men's health.

Amid all the prickly top lips and itchy nostrils, there was a serious message behind the blokey bravado.

Inside a Launceston print firm, the good laughs and banter found a worthy cause.

For their first time ever, the staff at Foot and Playsted signed up for Movember.

“Everyone seems to know someone who has an (health) issue,” its general manager Tim Lack said.

“It pretty much spreads across all men. But it was the younger guys who said why don’t we do this.”

Did they have an ulterior motive? It might’ve come across the boss’s mind.

“There was quite a few porn stars around the place and we get obviously quite a lot of comments,” he said.

“There is a bit of banter that goes on around the place and it was quite humorous.

“We put a sign up because everyone was a bit concerned so our clients would know that we’re doing this, and not growing mullets and looking stupid.”

Some of the wives and girlfriends may be pleased when the month is finally over, but more delighted the men in their lives have taken the time to consider their health.

Movember is dedicated to not only raising money, but awareness of men’s biggest issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention that have affected many of their mates.

The men have raised $4500, including more than $2000 from factory manager Glenn Chapman. 

“I think he’s asked every person that he knows,” Mr Lack laughed.

“He’s harassed people, suppliers and customers alike, but it’s been all fun.”

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