A close shave for four bus drivers has raised more than $4500 for Movember.
At the beginning of this month, CDC Victoria drivers Ergun Cansever, David Hutton and Sarabjeet Singh promised to shave off their moustaches and beards if their colleagues could raise $100 per person.
Fellow bus driver Steve Gado, who has sported a moustache since 1977 and a beard since 2004, unwittingly became the fourth member of the team when he joked that he would shave his facial hair off for $200 – and ended up raising $611 to become the biggest individual fundraiser.
The four men braved the big shave last Tuesday, with fellow driver Pedro Sakal doing the honours.
All up, CDC raised more than $4500 over the month of November, including more than $1900 from the shave off.
Mr Gado said he was still getting used to his new look.
“I’m feeling like it’s not my own face on my face. Every time I walk past a window or a mirror, it’s almost like somebody else is walking beside me.”
Movember raises money and awareness for men’s health.