The Goulburn Swans have capped off 2021 with one final fundraising effort, which raised nearly $2,200 for Movember.
Many of the club's players and committee shaved their facial hair at the beginning of November and, over the course of the next month, grew an assortment of (mostly) impressive moustaches.
The campaign was formally closed with one last push for donations at the Swans' presentation night at the Astor Hotel attic on December 3.
"We raised about $1,200 or $1,300 on presentation night, so that was good," club president Simon Treloar said.
"We gave out 12 books of raffle tickets, which was fantastic."
The raffle at the Astor featured a variety of impressive prizes, including a Sydney Swans jersey signed by the team, which stirred considerable interest from those in attendance.
The Movember campaign was the second major charity cause the Swans supported in 2021, after their annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness round in July brought in a whopping $8,000.
To raise over $10,000 in charitable donations in just one year made Treloar extremely proud.
"They've done really well, the boys, to work for each other and do it for important people around the club," he said.
"To go 'yep, these are more important than an extra couple of beers', it's unreal to see how much they've got around the causes this year. I'm really happy and proud of the boys for what they've done."
The success of the fundraiser and, almost as importantly, enjoyment the players got out of comparing their budding bristles spurred Treloar to say that the Movember campaign, or something similar, become a regular fixture for the club.
"I definitely think it's something that the boys will look at doing again next year," he said.
"We'll keep supporting great causes around the community, no matter what it is. I think that's something that we're passionate about, giving back to the community, and giving back to those people who are affected by things like cancer.
"We definitely want to support anyone going through that kind of stuff, and keep doing it in the future, whether it's through Movember or a fundraising day. It's something we're going to keep doing as the club grows in the next few years."
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