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Tash-tastic fun for Movember

Rastrick High School Movember participants, from the left, Bethany Fountain, Jayesh Patel, Leo Timmins, Tim Pearson, Richard Firbank, Mark Stephenson, Richard Brearley, Jamie O'Callaghan and Tim Welford.

Rastrick High School Movember participants, from the left, Bethany Fountain, Jayesh Patel, Leo Timmins, Tim Pearson, Richard Firbank, Mark Stephenson, Richard Brearley, Jamie O'Callaghan and Tim Welford.

THERE was a frenzy of facial fuzz sprouting as ‘mo-bros’ across the area took part in a charity fund-raising effort.

But the participants taking part in Movember will now be picking up their razors once again after the month-long initiative came to an end.

Deputy head at Brighouse High, Clint Gumrey, said they had raised more than £1,000 by growing moustaches. “We had cake sales and other events going on. Our team was called Hirsuited and Booted, of which there were 29 members.

“We also held special assemblies about men’s health to educate the pupils, especially the boys, who are generally quite poor about addressing health issues.

“The students also voted for the best moustache. It’s been amusing for our students to see them but one or two of them have been a little frightening.”

Jayesh Patel, English teacher at Rastrick High School, said: “We did it last year and it was a huge success so I thought let’s do it again.

“We didn’t have as much interest this year from members of staff but we seem to attract more from the students. We did have some repeat growers and they were enthusiastic to grow the moustaches again.

“We all knew what to expect this year and how to groom them so there were no surprises. We have had a number of other events going on too such as some of the students selling moustache cakes, moustaches on people’s nails, and students could pay 50p to wear a moustache for a day.”

 

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