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St Mary's students go with mo to fight men's cancer

HIRSUTE MALES? St Mary’s College students Tiffani Dakin, Lenore Irvine and Samantha Sayaxang get in the spirit of Movember by making “moustaches” to sell at the school.
HIRSUTE MALES? St Mary’s College students Tiffani Dakin, Lenore Irvine and Samantha Sayaxang get in the spirit of Movember by making “moustaches” to sell at the school. Rob Williams

GIRLS from St Mary's College are doing their bit to support Movember by selling paper moustaches to their friends.

The school is raising awareness of men's health thanks to Year 10 student Tiffani Dakin, who approached the school with the idea.

"My grandfather had just passed away from prostate cancer a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to do something to honour him," Ms Dakin said.

She put posters around the school promoting Movember and advertised in the school newsletter.

So far they have raised $480 selling moustaches to students entering the school, but Ms Dakin would like to raise more.

The girls said they had not anticipated to sell so many, and ran out after selling more than 130.

Academic co-ordinator Nick Dubravcic praised the girls' initiative saying many of the fundraising ideas were theirs.

"The girls are really good here with doing social justice," Mr Dubravcic said.

"They show a great spirit with helping others."

"Movember" takes place every November to raise awareness of men's health, particularly prostate cancer and men's mental health.

Growing a moustache for Movember? Post a photograph of you and your whiskers on the QT Facebook page or email photos@qt.com.au and join the hunt for Ipswich's Meanest Mo of Movember.

Topics:  movember, prostate cancer, st mary's catholic college



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