School staff stop shav­ing to high­light men’s health

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

TEACH­ERS at a school are get­ting into the spirit of a na­tion­wide fund rais­ing event by grow­ing mous­taches for char­ity. A team of 10 staff at Thorpe House School in Ger­rards Cross have kicked off Novem­ber by tak­ing part in Movem­ber, the an­nual fundrais­ing event which in­volves men grow­ing mous­taches through­out the month.

It was launched in the UK in 2007 and is de­signed to raise money and aware­ness of male health prob­lems such as tes­tic­u­lar can­cer, prostate can­cer and men­tal health is­sues.

The team at Thorpe House is call­ing it­self Mo Bros, and head teacher Ter­ence Ayres is one of those tak­ing part.

He said: “Many men find it in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult to talk about men’s health prob­lems, which is why Movem­ber is such a fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive, and one which I was keen to support as head­mas­ter at an all boys’ school.

“My­self and my fel­low Thorpe House Mo Bros got in­volved to raise money for this very wor­thy cause, but also to ed­u­cate our pupils on the po­ten­tial health is­sues they could face one day and high­light that they shouldn’t feel too em­bar­rassed to talk about them.”

The school has also ar­ranged for the Teenage Can­cer Trust to visit and talk to boys in years 10 and 11 later this month.

If you would like to do­nate to the team, go to http://uk. movem­ber.com/team/1623037.

Photo by Andy Moore

MEET MO BROS: The staff at Thorpe House School who are tak­ing part in Movem­ber

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