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Fifteen-Year 'Mo Grow' Hasn't Been A 'Waste' Of Time

There'll be a lot of good natured ribbing as Mo Bro, Glynn, cultivates his 'stache for Movember There'll be a lot of good natured ribbing as Mo Bro, Glynn, cultivates his 'stache for Movember © Kingfisher Bay Resort

FRASER ISLAND: It's been a whopping 5475 days in the making but, come November 30, Glynn Zelow's trademark "mo and little goatie" will be no more, as he shaves them off to help his Fraser Island team raise money for MOVEMBER.

The Hervey Bay father-of-two is the latest Kingfisher Bay staff member to join the Fraser Island Motley bunch team in fundraising for men's health this month. But, unlike his baby-faced, less-hirsute workmates, Glynn won't be starting with a clean slate; instead he'll be removing "facial furniture" that's taken him more than 15 years to grow.

"My Grandfather died of prostate cancer, so this is a really good cause to support," Glynn said. "I'm not sure what I have to do to raise funds, but I've told my mates if I can raise $500, the mo is coming off."

Glynn says he has always sported a "mouth brow" and can only recall a couple of times when he's actually been clean shaven.

"The most memorable time was when my kids were little (they're 28 and 30 now) and they walked straight past me because they didn't recognise me – so the first few days in December are going to be interesting."

Despite the good natured ribbing, Glynn – who is tongue-in-cheek when he describes himself a "poo farmer" because he manages Kingfisher Bay Resort's Recycling Plant and Effluent Waste Treatment Station - reveals there are no secrets to his moustache success.

"My job is to manage the resort's treated effluent and keep the micro-organisms happy," he said. "Along the way we produce some great fertiliser for the resort's gardens, but I don't have any work secrets hidden away that I'm using on my moustache."

"It's actually more good genes than good management," he said. "What can I say, I'm a hairy guy and if I didn't trim it every couple of weeks, it would just take over."

Funds raised by Glynn and his Motley bunch teammates on Fraser Island over the coming month will be directed to programs run by Movember and their men's health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue: the national depression initiative.

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