How truckie's ‘drunken agreement’ raised over $10K
A DRUNKEN agreement has led to a Monto man shaving his iconic beard for over $10,000.
Monto truckie Gerry Morgan shaved his famous facial hair off at the Monto Grand Hotel on November 30, to raise funds for men's health in Movember.
Organised by the Monto Hospital and the community, the idea was put to Mr Morgan one Friday night at the Grand.
"We were at the pub one night, and a drunken agreement turned into this," one organiser Brie Hawley said.
Ms Hawley said the event "exceeded expectations", after initially underestimating the response from the community.
The community eclipsed their first goal of $1,700, raising approximately $10,070.70 for the Movember charity.