Movember not all stiff upper lip with men's health

THE moustache is the latest trial to start at the Family Law Court in Parramatta.

There will be a temporary injunction on consuming cappuccinos and cotton candy as staff grow hairy upper lips to raise funds for men's health.

A team of registry workers and a legal aid solicitor will sprout the soup-strainers as part of the month-long fund-raising and awareness campaign, Movember.

After only a week of being a moustached man, team leader Damien Ryan already has a serious case of the itches.

But he's going to have to withstand a tickle or two from his mo if he is to achieve his desired Frank Zappa style and $4000 donation aim.

"We all just think it's a fun thing to do and it's for a good cause," Mr Ryan, who is a case-co-ordinator at the court, said.

This isn't Mr Ryan's first brush with moustaches. As a teenager he put others his age to shame, growing a solid beard and donning it for more than 20 years.

"Moustache growing is not an issue," the father-of-one said.

"I grow them fairly thick and fast.

"I kind of have hair everywhere but on the top of my head."

And of course, behind every great moustache, stands a great woman.

The team includes a "mo sister" who is busy putting the mo into motivation.

And, as in most courts, a judgment will be handed down.

The best moustache will be announced at a barbecue fund-raiser at the end of the month.

To donate, visit Family Law Court Parramatta on the Movember website

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