Men’s health was the focus at the Boy’s Day In held at the Lithgow Library on Wednesday.
Librarian Bruce Royall stepped up to provide some of the entertainment with his top lip about to be exposed and also to raise much needed funds as part of the Movember Foundation’s efforts to help inform and educate men about their physical, emotional and mental health.
While everyone prepared for the resident long-haired librarian to shave his mo’ off a couple of presentations were given by Lithgow Mens Shed’s Terry Tonkin and Greg Boerma from LINC that discussed in particular men’s mental health.
Mr Tonkin spoke about the Mens Shed as a meeting place, not just a workshop and invited men to come and visit.
Men’s health and the relationship it has with the expectations placed on men was talked about by Mr Boerma.
A barbershop quartet from Lithgow's new Community Choir with Rowen Fox entertained the audience before the barber’s chair was filled.
Tim Miller from Tough Grind, Lithgow’s newest barbershop stepped up with the razor in the Library and carefully removed Mr Royall’s moustache.
While a little more was revealed of Mr Royall’s face, his beard stayed.
Mr Royall said he was quite attached to it and it would take a lot of money to shave it off. The beard did get a trim though.
The Boys Day In event raised $250 for the Movember Foundation to support research into prostate and testicular cancer, and men’s mental health and suicide prevention campaigns.