Mullet be gone

Lachie Munro will be shaving his haircut affectionately known as the ‘flying mullet’ (supplied).

A 10-year-old Goonawarra local is getting ready to say goodbye to his mullet to raise money and awareness for the Black Dog Institute.

Lachie Munro, who plays football for East Sunbury, will be cutting what is affectionately known as the ‘flying mullet’ into a traditional short back and sides, on February 28.

With the support of his parents, Dale Munro and Amanda Hassett, Lachie has an understanding of the effects of mental health.

Lachie said it makes him feel good to raise money and awareness for people struggling with mental health.

“When you think about it- say if you break your arm or leg- everyone can see that and they offer help and support while your body heals,” he said.

“But if you’re hurt or unwell in your mind it must be so hard to explain why you’re not well, and it would be lonely.”

Lachie has had a mullet hair style for three years now and is well known at footy and school for his blond curly hair.

Lachie said he wants people to know that there is help and support for all kinds of struggles, and it’s okay, if you’re not okay.

The team at Tyrepower Sunbury and East Sunbury Football Club have both shown support for Lachie, who has decided to complete the chop at home surrounded by family.

Lachie said he is amazed at how generous our community has been and is grateful for the opportunity to raise funds and awareness.