Australian Helicopters, December 15, 2014 - The team at Australian Helicopters took Movember to new heights this year, emblazoning some of their active fleet of helicopters with enormous handlebar moustaches.
Australian Helicopters rescue crews have waged a fierce Movember battle over the past six years, a ‘Chopper Challenge’ that’s raised almost $50,000 for men’s health issues.
In 2014, rival crews from Mackay and Horn Island in the Torres Strait upped their fundraising efforts with the eye-catching helicopter moustaches to match the pilots’ and engineers’ bushy Movember faces.
Australian Helicopters Managing Director John Boag says “I’m happy that each year our staff and crew get involved in Movember and that we can creatively promote the cause and charity by adding moustaches to our helicopters,”
“The men’s health issues addressed by Movember are very important ones, and it’s good to see the rise to prominence of this initiative has helped to highlight these issues.”
Australian Helicopters provides mission-critical helicopter support for a range of services including emergency medical, search and rescue (SAR), surveillance, civil and border protection and marine pilot transfer.
Movember (a combinations from the Australian-English diminutive word for "moustache") is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues.