Gympie Police growing moustaches for Movember are (front) Const Scott Chambers, Const Nathan Broughton and (back) Sgt Peter Bailey, Sgt Chris Mahon, admin officer Rowan Hanlon and communications officer Brett Laing.
Gympie Police growing moustaches for Movember are (front) Const Scott Chambers, Const Nathan Broughton and (back) Sgt Peter Bailey, Sgt Chris Mahon, admin officer Rowan Hanlon and communications officer Brett Laing. Craig Warhurst

Police get hairy for Movember

THIS month 23 Gympie police officers will put down their razors and learn to groom their moustaches all in the name of charity.

From November 1 the boys in blue will grow their mos – maybe in a 70s style handle-bar or the more adventurous might go for a Walrus look – for Movember to raise awareness of men's health issues.

Co-ordinating the month of hairiness is Sergeant Peter Bailey, who said it was about having a bit of fun while collecting money for prostate cancer research and Beyond Blue.

Monday was the first day the boys didn't shave; well most of them, Sergeant Chris Mahon had to shave his beard and moustache for the Movember growing challenge.

But it's up in the air whose will grow the quickest, with some touting admin officer Rowan Hanlon as the fastest grower while others think Sergeant Bailey's will be the most impressive.

“Some may not be able to grow a full moustache, so we will have to see what crops up,” Sgt Bailey said.

As a part of the fun a trivia night has been organised for November 24 at the Gympie RSL.

It will be a great chance to check out the boys' moustaches.

Tables of eight are available; the cost is $10 a head and there will be a multi-draw raffle with prizes.

Sgt Bailey said if anyone wanted to donate a prize or book a table to call the Gympie station on 5480 1111. Teams of police officers around the state are competing to raise the most amount of money.

To donate go to www.movember.com/mospace and search for Gympie Police.

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