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It's mate vs mate in the race to win Best Mullet for Mental Health

Great Northern Hotel managers Connor Bath and Mitchell Scott are literally going head to head to see who can sport the most impressive mullet - and it's all for a great cause.

Throughout the month of September the team at the Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle are throwing their support behind The Black Dog Institute by sporting mullets to raise awareness for mental health.

"Mullets for Mental Health is a campaign run by the Black Dog Institute and for us it's a cause we hold close to our hearts," Marketing Manager Josh Marshall said.

The hotel has recently embraced the tagline - The People's Pub, and will be matching all money raised by the two business in the front, party in the back participants assistant manager Connor Bath and duty manager Mitchell Scott raise dollar-for-dollar.

"We always strive to be a pub that's for the people," licensee Mathew Orr said.

"We open our doors always for free. We never ticket anything, and that's us. We're part of the local community and with everything that's going on and the disruptive changes people are experiencing due to COVID it seemed like the perfect time to do something like this. Mental health, especially for men, is a serious issue and we all agreed it was a great cause to support.”

Looking forward, the Great Northern team will also be looking to support local sporting teams and live music, despite an uncertain future in regard to COVID-19 restrictions.

"In the first couple of weeks of re-opening we started supporting local live music at a grass roots level, and with summer coming we'll also be looking at sponsoring university sporting teams and local surf clubs.

"It's so important that we all help each other to get through this."

Donations for The Best Mullet can be made via the tins on the bar as well as online

All money raised by the pub will be presented to The Black Dog Institute at the end of September.

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