East Kimberley men will be preparing their razors for one final shave before the month of Movember begins on November 1.
Starting clean shaven on November 1, participants donate their face for 30 days by growing and grooming the best moustache they can muster.
Funds raised are invested in prostate cancer research and support, as well as men’s mental health programs.
Kununurra farmer Sean Hayes, builder Matt Young and concreter Stuart Browning- Devine are registered with the Kimberley Rugby League Movember team.
For 30 days they will alter their shaving regime to fashion the finest moustaches possible.
There was some debate between the men over which moustache style would be best for the month.
Mr Browning-Devine said he would be keeping a simple, humble moustache.
“It will hopefully remain in place depending on female feedback,” he said.
Mr Hayes admitted growing a moustache was not his greatest talent but is registered and ready to grow. “It’s a bit daunting, this mo growing business,” he said.
“I’ll be very happy if someone notices I am growing one.”
The Kimberley Rugby League had 15 members registered last year.
“Last year we raised $2700 and had a lot of hairy faces around the club,” Mr Young said.
“We’d love to top it this year; we’ll have collection tins around town.”
Movember chief operations officer Jason Hinks said areas of rural Australia were definitely benefiting from the campaign.
“We now have a lot of prostate specialist nurses in regional areas that are there because of the funds raised,” he said.
“It also gets rural men talking about their health; people notice when there’s a bunch of moustaches around a smaller town.”
Nationally, the best moustache in uniform last year was awarded to Constable Joel Harby at the Kununurra police station. Movember will celebrate its 10th year this year, beginning on November 1.
To register or find out more, see www.movember.com.