Steve gets chop for Movember
STEVE Clasie can’t remember the last time he was fully clean-shaven.
And in the past 20 years he’s tried most styles – moustache, goatees, the Chopper Reid and everything in between.
But today the Rockhampton cabinetmaker will lose his whiskers for charity in preparation for next month’s Movember.
The annual campaign, which encourages men to grow moustaches, tries to raise awareness and money for research into prostate cancer and men’s depression.
“It’ll probably be pretty white, I imagine I’ll have to get a
suntan,” he joked.
Whether he remembers how to shave or not is another matter.
“I’ll probably come into work with my face covered in toilet paper,” he said.
While he hasn’t taken part in Movember before, Steve has always been willing to do his bit for charity, having shaved his head for leukaemia research a couple of times.
He said many people faced these issues in the future, but didn’t think of raising awareness about them now.
As for a new style when it grows back, Steve plans to trial full-grown sideburns and beard.
Steve’s workplace, Kawana Kitchens, has six employees growing a mo during November, and is part of the JM Kelly Group Movember team.
Colleague Gavin Bendall said their company had earned $750 in previous years by doing raffles, having barbecues and through sponsorship.
Steve hoped more people would be inspired to join the Movember campaign.