Unitywater’s Movember team had an outstanding month, raising $11,875 for prostate cancer and mental health initiatives.
The effort put a smile on staff and customer faces, and catapulted Unitywater into 114th spot in the Australia-wide Movember rankings.
Leading the charge was Unitywater CEO Jon Black who raised $1,520 followed by Chief Information Officer Mat Thomas who raised $1,340.
Mr Black joked about the amount of facial hair now being flushed into sewers and 18 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) across the region, but confirmed all plants were up to the challenge.
“Our treatment plants will continue to work around the clock to process this waste and ensure our waterways remain in pristine condition,” Mr Black said.
“I am really proud of the way Unitywater’s staff across Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast embraced Movember this year. We had 39 staff participate and many more staff who kindly donated money to support their workmates.
“It was also good to see a wide and interesting variety of Mo’s among the group which shows that we are a very creative bunch at Unitywater. To finish in 114th position nationally in our first year was outstanding and it was certainly great to participate from a team bonding perspective, while raising funds for such an important cause.
“We are very strong on health and safety at Unitywater and we encourage all of our staff to look after themselves not only in the workplace but also in their leisure time,” he said.