THE men of GrainCorp helped raise more than $50,000 for men's health charities during Movember. The ports division blokes challenged the supply chain division to participate in Movember and then GrainCorp Oils took up the challenge. Ports raised $15,762 among its 47 hairy participants, beating supply chain, which raised $11,116, among 57 members. The effort placed the company's team at 37th position nationally. "We had 144 members participate across the business so averaged $342 per participant," said GrainCorp regional manager northern NSW Josh Connell from the supply chain division which includes country operations, logistics and rail. "Some of the big players including the Australian Defence Force, BHP and Rio Tinto raised about $200,000 each so we now have a target. Alison van der Linden individually raised $1627. In the supply chain division, Mark Targett raised $1121.89, and just pipped Brent Hornby with $1036.89. The donations support programs to help combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Mr Connell (pictured at right with central NSW regional manager Wayne Earl, southern NSW regional manager Nigel Lotz, Parkes operations manager Brent Hornby, and Dubbo operations manager Damien Pfeiffer) said: "It's a bit of rivalry and competition, and no doubt it's a good cause."