Mo Bro Piccolo calls on ‘mowers’ for Cibo MoDay

Gawler’s own Mo Bro Tony Piccolo – also known as the Light electorate’s longstanding MP – is calling on Mo Bros and Sistas to head to Cibo Gawler and help raise funds for Movember.

Cafe owner Jo Russo, also taking part in the men’s health initiative, found a great fundraising idea right under his nose – $1 from every coffee sold on Sunday, November 26, will be donated to the Movember Foundation.

In anticipation of being ‘mown under’, Mr Russo has called on Mr Piccolo to pick up a shift, and the political stalwart will spend the day cleaning tables and serving customers.

Mr Russo said he was pleased to support Movember and bring more awareness to men’s health.

Cibo Gawler's Jo Russo isn't quite ready to have his mo mown - even though Light MP Tony Piccolo seems keen!

Cibo Gawler's Jo Russo isn't quite ready to have his mo mown - even though Light MP Tony Piccolo seems keen!

“It’s fun and a great way to get the community involved – we’ve got about 15 customers (taking part),” he said.

“So far we’ve raised about $600; it’s amazing to have Tony’s support, having him on board with these things helps so much.”

He’s also feeling like he may not have much choice when the state election rolls around in March.

“Tony looks like a mafia boss (with his mo) – I’ll be too scared not to vote for him!”

While Cibo’s MoDay has a serious side – raising funds to support research into a range of illnesses and diseases that affect men’s health – the team of ‘Mo-wers’ is also planning to have some fun.

There will be an award for the best Movember mo –  a shaving kit worth $150.

“The foundation’s aim is to change the face of men’s health, so on the day we want to see and photograph some of the best (and worst) mos in town,” Mr Piccolo said.

Light MP Tony Piccolo and Cibo Gawler cafe owner Jo Russo are calling all 'Mo-wers'.

Light MP Tony Piccolo and Cibo Gawler cafe owner Jo Russo are calling all 'Mo-wers'.

Mo Sista’s aren’t being left out, with a prize up for grabs in that category, too.

What might the winning mos look like?

“We’ll be looking for something quite unique – it has to have a story behind it,” Mr Piccolo said.

It’s not too late to sign up for Movember and Grow a Mo. Otherwise, head in to Cibo Gawler this Sunday and help their team of ‘Mo-wers’ raise money for a good cause.

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