Day at the races helps men look out for mates

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Brett Hodgins and Des Frearson.
Camera IconBrett Hodgins and Des Frearson. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Narrogin Racing hosted a race day last Friday in support for International Men’s Day.

Glen Dunkerton from Regional Men’s Health in Northam and Racing Assist industry wellbeing and careers co-ordinator Madi Brewer were in attendance to provide information on their services.

Glen Dunkerton from Regional Men’s Health in Northam.
Camera IconGlen Dunkerton from Regional Men’s Health in Northam. Credit: Kellie Balaam
Racing Assist industry wellbeing and careers coordinator Madi Brewer.
Camera IconRacing Assist industry wellbeing and careers coordinator Madi Brewer. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Narrogin Racing manager Cathi Trefort-Budby said it was an informal afternoon with an aim to raise awareness around men’s health and to enjoy some bro-time.

Narrogin Racing is also running a Movember campaign where industry participants and local club members have signed up to “grow the mo”.

Ellen and Chris Smith with their brother Sandy over from Scotland, left.
Camera IconEllen and Chris Smith with their brother Sandy over from Scotland, left. Credit: Kellie Balaam
Graham Mckay with Lesley and Chris Meade.
Camera IconGraham Mckay with Lesley and Chris Meade. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Ms Trefort-Budby said she doesn’t expect to raise lots of money.

“There is no financial commitment, it’s just to raise awareness. I'm hoping that if just one of the participants self-checks or has a chat we have achieved our goal.”

Stan Matveev, Ryan O'Dea, Billy Rybarczyk (Mr Alphabet) and Gary Western.
Camera IconStan Matveev, Ryan O'Dea, Billy Rybarczyk (Mr Alphabet) and Gary Western. Credit: Kellie Balaam
Michael Lane, John Witton, Ginger Roache and Caron Candwell.
Camera IconMichael Lane, John Witton, Ginger Roache and Caron Candwell. Credit: Kellie Balaam

The next meeting is the trots this Friday and will feature a “shave off” and twilight markets.

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