A fan-tache-stic way to raise cash

Teachers and staff at Minsthorpe college, South Elmsall, grow moustaches in aid of 'Movember', a month to promote awareness of men's health issues.'Front: Team captain of The Minstaches, Steven Riley.'h7003b146
Teachers and staff at Minsthorpe college, South Elmsall, grow moustaches in aid of 'Movember', a month to promote awareness of men's health issues.'Front: Team captain of The Minstaches, Steven Riley.'h7003b146

A COLLEGE principal and 19 other members of staff are ‘growing’ to extreme lengths to raise cash for charity.

John Gregory, head of Minsthorpe Community College, and other males colleagues have all grown moustaches in homage to Movember – a month dedicated to raising awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer.

The Minstasches – their group name - started growing the moustaches at the beginning of the month and have already gathered a hair-raising £1,400 for Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.

Mr Gregory said: “Whilst fundraising is one aspect of the campaign, the education side has been very significant with daily conversations going on with students about Prostate and Testicular Cancer as they enquire why we are all growing a moustache.

“The students have given the ‘Minstaches’ so much encouragement that I have been overwhelmed. I genuinely believe we have significantly raised the awareness of men’s health issues over the last two weeks.”

Visit www.movember.com to donate.