Aussie Removalists Rub Against Whitegoods To Fight Domestic Violence

After seeing the devastating effects of domestic violence through their line of work, the employees of Melbourne company The Friendly Moving Men put their heads together and tried to figure out what they could do to help.
Deciding, not unreasonably, that sex sells, they decided to strip down to their jocks and create a calendar, the proceeds of which will raise money for domestic violence services. 

Say helllllllloooo to August 2016! Friendlies Calendar launch tonight folks! From 6.30pm at Nighthawks bar in Collingwood. All profits from the calendar go to support domestic violence services. Facebook event link in our bio ????????

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Harriet Stewart, the partner of one of the movers involved, said that the project is about bringing awareness to an issue that kills two women a week, and that “masculinity shouldn’t equate to violence.”
“They were horrified by the statistics and excited to help,” she said of the men who posed, all of whom work for moving company while studying and chasing their dreams in fields from music to AFL to cookery.
All in all, 20 removalists from the Collingwood-based company posed for the calendar, with owner Ben Hallpike describing them as a “bunch of guys that don’t take themselves seriously, but take the issue seriously.”
You can buy the calendar from Friendly Moving Men’s site, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Story: ABC News
Photos: Friendly Moving Men

Domestic violence is never acceptable. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, calls can be made 24 hours a day on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) to the National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line, or to Lifeline on 131 114.