Teachers put up with smirks to support charity

Teachers from Minsthorpe Community College are growing moustaches for Movember.'Richard Yates, Mike Wilby, Gary Edwards, Stuart Mallinson, Matthew Edwards
Teachers from Minsthorpe Community College are growing moustaches for Movember.'Richard Yates, Mike Wilby, Gary Edwards, Stuart Mallinson, Matthew Edwards

TEACHERS are putting up with glares and stares from their pupils as they grow moustaches for charity.

Minsthorpe Community College is taking part in the world wide event Movember - a month dedicated to growing ‘taches to raise awareness of men’s health, in particular testicular and prostate cancers.

Principal John Gregory and vice principal Richard Yates are leading the way with their facial hair.

Also taking part are Mike Wilby, Stuart Mallinson, Dale Fairhurst, and father and son technicians Matthew and Gary Edwards. Teacher Jon Smith is also taking part - but is growing his moustache while nursing a broken leg at home.

They are hoping to follow last year’s success when they raised £2,000

IT teacher Mr Wilby said: “It went down really well last year and the kids really seem to take it on board, even though we do get smirked at.

“Some of them are even trying to grow one themselves.

“And the girls have drawn moustaches onto their fingers to also be part of it which is really nice.”

They are hoping to raise as much as possible, estimating between £500 and £1,000. They have already made over £200 after just a couple of weeks so were on target to reach their goal.

Mr Wilby said it was a great way of raising awareness through school.

Visit http://uk.movember.com/team/567853 to donate.