HVA Movember challenge featured in the Weston Mercury

Six teachers, including the Principal at Haywood Village Academy, have this month taken on the annual challenge of Movember.

Luke Allen, Matthew Batchelor, Neil Sharp, James Robbins, Principal Craig Jones and Truon Ellis started the challenge on the 1st of November.  The team raised £800.00 for this very worthy cause, by growing the most weird and wonderful moustaches and beards.

Movember aims to raise awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Funds raised by participants support ground-breaking health projects – 1,250 and counting – uniting experts from all over the world to accelerate research, progress and change. Year-round, they are hard at work raising funds and awareness.

The month of Movember is globally recognised for its fun, disruptive approach to fundraising and the unique ways it prompts men to take action for their health. Since 2003, more than 6 million people across 20 countries have joined the global men’s health movement, helping men across the world live happier, healthier, longer lives.

The Haywood team said: “As a group, we felt it was important to join the Movember Movement and raise the profile of men’s health. We’ve enjoyed the fun and chat that has come with growing our taches, raising money and sharing a very serious message.”

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