School staff stop shaving to highlight men’s health
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.
MEET MO BROS: The staff at Thorpe House School who are taking part in Movember