Six personnel serving at Anglesea Barracks, four of them Navy and two of them Army, participated in this year’s Movember campaign, helping to raise awareness of men’s health issues and funds to combat them.
The ‘Mo Force for Mo Funds’ team raised $471.40 and their efforts were acknowledged at a morning tea and judging event held at the barracks last Friday.
The Anglesea Barracks judging team of Warrant Officer Joanne Davey, Warrant Officer Jenni Smith and Flight Sergeant Renee Vitanski selected Chief Petty Officer Craig Watkins as the winner, while Major Trevor McTernan’s effort earned him the wooden spoon.
Both contestants were awarded with a sash to wear for the day and a MO brew mug.
Like all teams participating around Australia, the ‘Mo Force for Mo Funds’ team has been thanked for their efforts.
Movember Australia spokesman Tom Betts said some of the nation’s highest fundraising teams were from Tasmania.
“Tasmanian teams are also paving the way for a new general health movement in Movember by getting outdoors and getting active - as well as growing mos,” Mr Betts said.
Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter thanked Leading Seaman Brooke Oram for her work in organising the ‘Mo Force for Mo Funds’ team as well as the celebratory morning tea.
CMDR Porter said that Movember was having a positive impact on raising an awareness of men's health issues in her community, as well as providing the resources to continue supporting three of the biggest health issues facing men today, namely prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.