Mo-ment of truth for Griffith's Guns and Moses

FROM the thick and bushy to the sparse and wispy, the Guns and Moses team at Casella Wines gave mo-growing a cracking effort this month.

On November 1, almost 50 men from the cellar and engineering department came to work clean-shaven for the last time.

Since then, the men have put a solid effort into growing moustaches of all shapes and sizes to raise money for Movember.

Led by team captain Tom Spry, the team has managed to raise almost $3500, though the money is still coming in.

Sporting a striking moustache, winemaker Michael Slater said there was plenty of friendly rivalry amongst the mo bros.

"We think it's a great competition and it's a great cause," Mr Slater said. "It's all about raising awareness of men's physical and mental health and we think that's something that should be supported."

Mr Slater will keep his moustache for another couple of weeks.

"It's the first time I've done Movember and I'd definitely encourage more people to do it," he said. "I've seen a lot more people around town with mos, which is good to see."

On Wednesday, the team met to compare their facial hair and Peter Andreatta was awarded a prize for the best mo.

The award for most funds raised went to Shaun Carter, who raised a total of $285.

Casella Wines managing director John Casella has agreed to match the fundraiser dollar for dollar.

The team hopes to grow its membership in the coming years and raise even more money for the cause.

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