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Buslink NT Moves In Movember

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Have you noticed that Darwin’s buses are looking a little hairy at the moment?

In true territory style, Buslink NT is championing the push to raise awareness and reduce the incidence of male suicide with their own take on Movember.

Over 150 buses have ‘grown’ their own moustache, while Buslink teams have exceeded fundraising targets just halfway into the month.

Buslink NT CEO Tony Hopkins said ‘in an industry often perceived as ‘blokey’, it’s an honour to see both our men and women step up to support this often undiscussed health crisis and help erase the stigma of male suicide, all too prevalent in The Territory.’

‘For the same reason, we’ve had to flip the Movember concept slightly. Usually Movember sees men growing moustaches, but in our case many already had them, so courageously agreed to shave them off before starting to grow them back again,’ he said.

‘It’s also been a pleasant after effect to see the positive impact the moustaches have had on school kids, who love the new edition. We’ve even heard them giving the buses nicknames like Super Mario and Bert.’

Now halfway through the month, the Buslink NT team have exceeded their $1000 fundraising expectation with over $1700 dollars raised, and hope to surpass other ComfortDelGro teams across Australia.

‘It’s been humbling to see the level of support, both from our local staff members and our parent company, ComfortDelGro Australia,’ Mr Hopkins said.

‘Since acquiring Buslink in 2018, ComfortDelGro Australia have been remarkable in extending their commitment to causes important to The Territory community.

‘I think this further motivates our already passionate team, many of whom have been impacted in some way, directly or indirectly, through male suicide.’

Buslink, with the support of ComfortDelGro Australia, is encouraging Territorians to get behind the cause in the final two weeks.

Donations can be made via the Movember website.