Pingelly Mo Bros raise $60,000 for Movember Foundation and awareness for mental health in the regions
The annual Pingelly Mo Bros event attracted hundreds of people from around the southern Wheatbelt to help raise more than $60,000 for the Movember Foundation in 2022.
The Pingelly Mo Bros is a group of six locals who saw a need to raise funds and awareness for men’s health and mental health in the region.
The group hosted its third live auction for the Movember Foundation at the Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre on Saturday.
Co-organiser Chris Turton said it was another “awesome” event.
“It started off pretty well and we had about 140 to 150 people attend,” he said.
“We had our 51 lots from our sponsors and we sold everything on the night.
“The auction went really well, it was hosted by our auctioneer for the night Garry Prater, who did a fantastic job and got everyone laughing.”
On the night, Regional Men’s Health Initiative’s Tom Hayes spoke about mental health in the regions.
“He gave us a general chat about men’s mental health and anything we should be looking for and the signs,” Mr Turton said.
“That was really good of him to do and they have been great supporters of us all the way through, so it was great to have him.”
Throughout the year, the group organised a fencing and shearing fundraiser and received a donation of a white suffolk stud ram for sale.
They raised a total of $60,000 for the Movember Foundation in 2022, up from more than $30,000 in 2021.
“There’s always someone out there who is going through something,” he said.
“A few of our co-coordinators have been sufferers of prostate cancer and stuff like that, so it’s pretty close to the heart for a few of us.
“It’s just a way to bring awareness before the busy times of the year and it’s perfect timing just before harvest.”
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