December 14, 2019

Legendary Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson’s long, thick handlebar moustache. That is what…

Legendary Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson’s long, thick handlebar moustache.

That is what Callum Drunk is aspiring to replicate this month as he begins his quest to grow a mo’ and raise much-needed money for Movember Australia.

Callum shaved his usual red beard this month in a bid to grow his ‘stache from scratch. And while he admits he probably won’t achieve the classic handlebar look, he is hoping his quest to grow even a little mo’ will raise much-needed funds for men’s health.

“Growing a moustache is not the easiest task for me,” Callum said.

“Some of my mates find it super easy, which is annoying at times. Sometimes my facial hair goes red or orange, which I personally dislike, and the little bit in the middle doesn’t grow a whole lot. So it’s unlikely I’ll be pulling out the handlebars this Movember.

“I just want to do my part to help someone who may need it. It’s always fun to grow a mo’ and have a bit of banter with your mates about it. “

Callum has been a member at The Gym Glenleg since 2014 and said it is the gym’s friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere that has him coming back each day to train.

It will be his first time he is getting involved in Movember, which aims to raise awareness and support for a range of health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Callum said the charity – and it’s awareness messages – are close to home.

“I have never had anyone in my family, or any friends suffer specifically from prostate or testicular cancer, but I have seen people close to me suffer from mental health issues and try to commit suicide,” Callum said.

“There have been times in my life that I have had to deal with my own mental health issues, which can make you feel extremely lonely.

“I think now more than ever it has become acceptable in society to talk about mental health issues whereas in years gone by it may have been considered as ‘soft’, which is obviously not right as poor mental health can sometimes feel worse than a physical injury.

“So I think Movember is an extremely good way to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.”

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