Police support Movember
THEY deal with the flow-on effects of mental health issues every day and this month officers at the Hervey Bay Police Station are doing their bit to put a spotlight on those things men don't often like to talk about.
Sixteen officers have signed up to grow a mo' in support of Movember, the annual fundraising event which brings awareness to prostate cancer and depression.
Senior Constable and captain of the Hervey Bay's Thin Blue Mos, Tom Mackinnon, said many of the officers involved knew someone close to them who had been affected by prostate cancer.
As part of their fundraising efforts, members of the police team are hosting a family fun day.
Families are invited to bring their pooches down to the Hervey Bay PCYC on Sunday, November 14, from 10am to 3pm.
Officers will be on hand to scrub everyone's four legged friends in either the dog squad's special hydra bath or the Chasing Tails Mobile Dog Wash van.
Snr Const Mackinnon said he was really grateful for the support of Hervey Bay Pet World who were supplying shampoo for the day and local businesses such as Zarraffas and Hoolihans who donated raffle prizes.
Washes will cost $5 while families can have their photo taken with police motorbikes or enjoy a a sausage sizzle.
Any local businesses who want to help out can phone Snr Const Mackinnon on 4123 8111.
Donations can also be made online by logging onto http://au.movember.com/donate, clicking on the icon “to a team” and typing in Hervey Bay’s Thin Blue Mos or at the front counter of the Hervey Bay station.