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NMIT students munch for Movember

22 Mar 2013

There'll be plenty of mess, whiskers and whipped cream this coming Tuesday as NMIT staff and students SLAM down family-sized apple pies topped with loads of cream to support Movember.

The pie eating competition is being organised by NMIT's official Movember Team - The NMIT MO-SLAM BRUNCHFESTERS.

The event will take the form of a “first past the pastry” pie gobbling race rather than individual time trials and promises lots of crust, cream and crumbs (and maybe a little indigestion).

“Each participant has to eat two family-sized apple pies topped with whipped cream and the winner receives a $50 Shaver Shop voucher,” said Brunchfesters team member and NMIT Student Life and Media (SLAM) Engagement Officer, Shane Lawtey. The event will also feature a Brunchfest including cinnamon “Mo-nuts” and “Mo face painting”.

“It will be messy, sticky and a little bit (well … maybe a lot) gross but it's all part of the great Movember cause to support the fight against prostate cancer and support male mental health initiatives.”

So far 25 staff and students have registered as members of the NMIT MO-SLAM BRUNCHFESTERS including NMIT's CEO, Andy Giddy.

“To date we've raised over $600 for Movember charities and we're looking for more people to register and donate before the end of the month,” said Shane.

To register with or donate to the NMIT MO-SLAM BRUNCHFESTERS go to

WHAT: NMIT Movember pie eating completion and brunchfest.

WHERE: NMIT Preston campus cafeteria (77-91 St Georges Rd, Preston).

WHEN: Tuesday 13 November, 10 am - 11am.


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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on six campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north plus a regional campus at Ararat, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.