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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Male teachers in a Romford school who grew bushy moustaches for Movember have made more money for the prostate and testicular charity with a “great shave off”.
An audience of students and staff gathered in the school hall at Sanders Draper, in Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, on November 28, to witness moustaches being shaved.
For a small price of 50p, pupils helped to raise more funds for Movember by buying their own fake moustaches to wear as they cheered on their teachers.
Daniel Hill, a maths teacher who had his moustache shaved off, said: “It was well worth a month of hairiness to raise awareness of an important issue and raise money for a good cause, although I’m glad the tashe has now gone till next year!”
A professional barber from Wiggies barber shop in Station Lane in Hornchurch town centre, made a special trip to the school for the event.
The school raised a total of £500 for the prostate and testicular cancer charity and head teacher John McEachern, said: “To see over 300 students wearing false moustaches while the shaving went on was quite an unusual experience”.
He added: “Our thanks go to those staff that grew the moustaches all month and to Wiggies Barbers for helping us support the occasion.”