Ely teachers do their bit for the Movember campaign

PUBLISHED: 22:11 12 December 2013 | UPDATED: 22:11 12 December 2013

The Movember shave-off at King's Ely

The Movember shave-off at King's Ely

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Teachers at King's Ely Junior went for a big shave-off on Friday after growing their moustaches for the month as part of the Movember campaign.

The Movember shave-off at King's ElyThe Movember shave-off at King's Ely

Ely barber Tony Milan was drafted in to do the honours during a special school assembly in Morbey Hall on Friday lunchtime.

Students also got involved in the fun by wearing adhesive and painted moustaches. Collectively, they rasied over £560 for the Movember campaign.

The annual event encourages men across the world to grow moustaches to raise awareness of the often ignored issues of men’s health. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, claiming the lives of around 10,000 men every year, and Movember aims to change this by changing the face of men’s health.

Sadly, head of King’s Ely Junior, Richard Whymark’s beard survived the big shave, although he has promised to face the blade next year if the school can raise £1,000 for the campaign.

He said: “This initiative has been great fun for the children while raising their awareness and has complimented the charitable work the students are completing in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and CLIC Sargent during the current school year.”

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