South Windsor construction company Xcel Carpentry and Construction is leading the charge in the Hawkesbury by raising money for men's health through a company-wide campaign for 'Movember'.
Lead by brothers and business partners Zac and Jesse Burns, the crew of around 15 employees and another five-or-so subcontractors will all be growing moustaches for the month of November to raise much-needed funds for men's mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer - the three big fundraising causes the global Movember movement has grown to encompass.
Kicking-off with a barbeque for the staff and free 'mo cuts' by The Young Blonde Salon Richmond, the men will be racing to grow the best mo - and raise the most money - by the end of November, with the owner of the best-judged mo winning a voucher donated by Kings Mitre 10 Ebenezer.
Jesse Burns said the competition was all about raising awareness for men's mental health and suicide prevention, as well as the important causes of prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
"Get on board - everyone has some sort of mental health scenario, so if everyone can speak up about it, we can make a difference," Jesse said.
Brother and co-owner of Xcel, Zac Burns, said the cause was close to his and his brother's hearts, since their father died from suicide.
"It's a stressful time for everyone in the building industry, with everything that's been happening this year, so we thought it would be a good idea for us all to participate in Movember - it's a bit of fun for everyone, a bit of bonding, and will boost the team morale," Zac said.
"It's for a few good causes, and also we need some laughter in our lives, so we're trying to boost awareness of all these different issues out into the world."