Give it more grass: Bowling club members join Movember effort

A growing number of Murray Bridge Bowling Club members will be raising funds and awareness for men's health this month.

Malcolm Carter, John Pohl, Ben Traeger, Tommy Griffiths, Lindsay Marks, Darren McIntosh, Trevor Pevic, Peter Shilton, Ian Zadow and Tony Gill have all signed up for Movember. Photos: Murray Bridge Bowling Club.

What do you think they’d look like with moustaches?

We’re about to find out.

Members of Murray Bridge Bowling Club are banding together for men’s health this month, pledging to grow their facial hair or walk 60 kilometres for Movember.

Darren “Macca” McIntosh was the first to put his hand up a few weeks ago.

Now at least nine bowlers have agreed to grow a mo, while a handful more club members and friends will walk or run throughout the month of November instead.

Team member Rosalie Shilton said anyone else in Murray Bridge who wanted to join in would be welcome to do so.

There was no particular reason the team had signed up to help tackle men’s health issues including mental health, prostate and testicular cancer.

Personally, though, she said the sudden loss of the club’s bartender, Matt Chant, to cancer in August had made her more aware of how fragile life could be.

Raising funds and awareness would draw the team’s members closer together, she said.

“It’s quite confronting when you think about men’s health,” she said.

“It’s a closed book – people don’t really talk about it.

“We’re putting it out there.”


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