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Why not give a mo a go?

MOTASTIC: Bonny Heit and Jason Frecklinton are doing their bit to raise awarness for men's health this movember.
MOTASTIC: Bonny Heit and Jason Frecklinton are doing their bit to raise awarness for men's health this movember. Danielle Lowe

WALKING the streets of the South Burnett you may have noticed things are getting a bit hairy.

But fear not, it's all for a good cause.

The month of November plays host to the largest fundraiser in Australia, Movember, where men across the nation take the opportunity to grow a moustache their wives or girlfriends might otherwise object to.

Movember aims to raise awareness for men's health issues including prostate cancer and depression.

But this year it seems the ladies are getting in on the action as well.

They are known as Mo Sisters and are either letting the hair on their legs grow or painting on a mo.

Kingaroy's Bonny Heit decided to become a Mo Sister after what started out as a joke grew into something much more.

"People just stop and stare," she said.

"At the moment it is only a little mo, but each day it will grow a bit more I think."

Jason Frecklington is also getting behind the fundraiser and is growing what is known as a handle-bar moustache.

He said it was a great way to spread the word on men's health.

"It's amazing how many people stop and say, 'oh, that's right, it's Movember'," he said.

"And that is the most important part, making people aware, but if I get to raise a few dollars for the cause at the same time than it's a bonus."

You can help Jason or Bonny by donating money at Gloria Jeans during November.

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