Throughout November, eight pupils in our Upper Sixth have been growing moustaches in order to raise money for the Movember charity. Their efforts have successfully raised more than £500, which will help raise awareness and fund treatments for men’s cancer, mental health services and suicide prevention.
Throughout the month the team have given talks in our Houses, made badges, and presented assembles, channelling awareness and fundraising through their Instagram account. To mark the end of their campaign, and for one final fundraising push, the boys completed a combined 60-kilometer run around the field at lunchtime on Thursday 1 December; 60 kilometres as we lose 60 men to suicide every hour around the world.
Alex H, one of the pupils involved, commented: “Thank you to everyone who has supported our endeavours in promoting men’s mental health around the school. We must remember that mental health will still exist after November. It is up to us, as a community, to continue to support each other. No matter how big or small the challenge you’re facing, you will never walk alone.”