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New Zealand Young Farmers raises over $1400 for men's health

New Zealand Young Farmers raises over $1400 for men's health

New Zealand Young Farmers was a proud participant in this year’s Movember campaign - and it was a wild and hairy 30 days.

For the month of November the Young Farmers Movember ambassadors Terry Copeland NZYF CEO, Ashley Cassin ANZ Young Farmer Contest Events Leader, and Nigel Woodhead Pendarves Young Farmers Club member, cultivated impressive moustaches all in the name of men’s health.

A charity quiz night was held on the last Friday (29th) of November at the Blue Pub in Methven as a final drive for donations. It was well attended with 13 teams and over 60 people participating. There were top prizes from Silver Fern Farms, Husqvarna and a sell-out raffle for a Vodafone Samsung Galaxy mobile phone.

Local Ashburton barber Chris Bradley from The Barber Shop, donated his services to the cause and gave the gentlemen a traditional hot shave on stage.
New Zealand Young Farmers raised a total of $1,444 from online donations and the quiz night.

“Men’s health, particularly in the rural sector, traditionally is not front of mind, and this perception needs to change if we want to be a healthy and vibrant economy which can cope with the demands of industry growth and the pressures that entails,” commented Mr Copeland.

Proceeds from Movember are shared between the Mental Health Foundation of NZ and the Cancer Society. Funds raised go towards programmes focused on awareness and education, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond cancer, living with and beyond mental illness and research.

This year there were nearly 14,000 Movember participants in New Zealand and over $1,300,000 was raised across the country.

Check out the New Zealand Young Farmers Movember page HERE.

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