Movember attracts plenty of support

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It’s the time of year when males are forced to sleep on the couch.

Movember is back and on Friday, Sports Central and Fat Sally’s held registration evenings for people to sign up.

Sports Central and Port FM held a tug-o-war, which proved to be a lot of fun.

Oamaru Licensing Trust marketing manager Jessie Waite said Movember is a fantastic cause.

“The tug-o-war was great. We had four teams enter and one team even talked Mayor Gary Kircher into joining their team and funnily enough, that team won.”

The idea behind the Movember campaign is to have a bit of fun, but at the same time raise as much money as possible.

“We wanted to create something a bit different around Movember – the campaign is all about raising funds and awareness so being able to put on an event that is a bit of a laugh and raises money at the same time is ultimate.”

About 30 people were signed up on Friday night at Sports Central, while a few teams were absent, so the numbers of competitors are set to increase.

One team has already raised more than $1000.

The Port FM MO Bros finished eighth overall in the country last year in terms of funds raised.

Those wishing to donate to the cause can visit nz.movember.com/team/1525141 or see the donation boxes at Sports Central Brewhouse.

Meanwhile, Fat Sally’s also had Movember registrations, with about 50 people having signed up to take part.

The winning person will receive a STHL chainsaw, while there is a travel voucher for the person who raises the most money, and a voucher for the winning team.

They may be a couple of days late, but people are more than welcome to register for Movember.

People can pop into Fat Sally’s and donate or they can donate online.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

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WINNERS: The Cow Tuggers who were the winners of the tug-o-war competition to kick off Movember at Sports Central on Friday night. Mayor Gary Kircher is fourth from the front.