2014 Midland House Mo Masters
McDowall Affleck has been supporting Movember for the last four years, and 2014 was another great month of fundraising for the Movember Foundation, as well as raising awareness of men’s health issues (such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health). Lead by Ben Veale, the self-styled “Master of Moustaches”, half of the men from McDowall Affleck donated their upper lips to grow a moustache for the month, with the results being a truly magnificent crop of facial hair on display.
During the month, auctions and competitions were held, fines were levied, and awards were presented. The winner of the coveted “McDowall Affleck’s Manliest Man with the Most Luxurious Moustache” trophy for 2014 was the Master himself, Ben Veale with close second going to our Managing Director, Michael Ferritto. Everyone in the team got involved, with the total amount raised exceeding $6000 for the group.
McDowall Affleck defines itself by six distinct values that exemplify our culture, one of which is Community. We take great pride in being an active participant in our local community and the whole team was excited to be giving back by way of extreme facial hair. Thanks to all whom participated and donated, we’re already looking forward to next year’s hairy adventure.
And don’t forget it’s never too late to donate!
Mindarie Regional Council’s Tamala Park Refuse Disposal Site
The opportunity for Year 12 students to work on a “real project” was not missed when the Mindarie Regional Council approached the Tamala Park-based Ertech Construction Academy to offer young trainees the opportunity to assist building a viewing platform at the Tamala Park refuse disposal site.
McDowall Affleck saw the value of the project to the community and donated its services free of charge to design the platform which enables school groups and other visitors to view the whole site and see how the facility uses waste to create energy.
Designer Grant Speldewinde and Drafter Matthew Wearne were invited out to the completion ceremony and gladly accepted, allowing them to see the fruits of their labour in action.
That’s them hiding in the back row in the green hard hats.