Go ahead, make mo day

MATT, WHO operates from behind the bar at Hoolihans, has been complimented once or twice on his hairy handlebars.

Just how genuine those kind words were will only become clear at the end of the month.

Grant has a Magnum PI thing going on but he knows he’s no Tom Selleck.

Graham is the first to admit his wisps are struggling to keep up with the other guys at the popular Irish pub on the Esplanade.

And then there’s Scott, the chef. Whisper it, but with the second half of Movember still to run its course, his moustache is coming along very well. It almost suits him. Could it become a permanent hirsute fixture?

“Probably not,” Scott Edwards says. “Usually it’s women who tell us what they want and she doesn’t like it. But it’s all for a good cause.”

All tips donated to staff at Hoolihans during the month will be put aside and diverted to fundraisers for prostate cancer awareness.

An end-of-month bash will be thrown on Sunday, November 29, to top up the takings. The Hoolies Mo party was originally pencilled in for the day before but has been nudged back a day.

The four bands performing at the party, Uncle Arthur, Dr Ego, The Hooligans and Sly Ru, will forego their usual fees on the day and direct them to the fund-raiser.

“We had one regular who walked in and asked what the moustaches were about,” supervisor Graham Howells said. “When he found out he donated $40. He said he had had prostate cancer and he stressed the importance of getting checked out and catching it early.”

Mr Howells said anyone who wanted to make a donation but who may not be a party animal could also do it easily online by logging on to www.au.movember.com.

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