Movember

You may or may not have heard before about Movember.

Movember is about changing the face of men’s health one moustache at a time. Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, and then grow and groom their moustache all month long, flying the Mo flag for the 30 nights and hairy days of Movember. Mr Pitts will be doing this throughout Movember.

Mo Bros and Mo Sista’s raise funds and much needed awareness around the often ignored issues of men’s health – specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.

This is an issue that has affected me personally. A few years ago, my dad battled prostate cancer and thankfully survived but it is down to the wonderful work done by researchers across the globe that he is around today.

The Movember journey began in 2003 with a few mates in a pub in Melbourne, Australia. The goal was simple – to create a campaign promoting the growth of the moustache among like-minded people and have fun along the way. It is about real men growing real moustaches, talking about real issues to help to change the face of men’s health. Movember now spans the globe with campaigns in 21 countries.

In 2012, over 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sista’s pledged their allegiance to the moustache and raised over £92 million globally. In the UK, there were over 363,000 participants raising over £27 million.

There is strength in numbers and together we can change the face of men’s health.

Please support this wonderful cause by making a donation if you can. You may either hand your donation to Mr Pitts or Mrs Earnshaw in the office or you can donate online at mobro.co/MrPitts

Mr Pitts currently teaches Computing to the whole school along with some other subjects during teacher’s PPA time. He runs this website and makes sure it all works smoothly, most of the time!