Movember is ‘Mo’ problem for our Mo Bros who are already one of the top fundraising schools in the country and second place on the Movember challenge national leader board just two weeks into the campaign having raised a staggering £4,088 so far!
However, the Mo Bros will not rest until they have secured top spot and are hosting events throughout the month to engage the boys and our surrounding community to encourage donations.
Not only are we attempting to be the best of the best for 2019, but we are also taking the opportunity to educate the boys on the importance of mental health through a series of workshops and keynote speeches.
Next week, Movember UK ambassador and cancer-survivor Bobby Bansal will be speaking to the boys about his experience with testicular cancer. Bobby was diagnosed with cancer after a bike accident caused his testicles to swell. He will be joined by Loughborough University lecturer Florence Kinnafick, who will be discussing the research into mental health issues and the links between positive mental health and sport.
Other events include an annual house tug of war competition, curry night for the boys and their male relatives, an Aussie Rules Football tournament, a 60km run, row or swim, an Old Bedfordian 80 mile cycle ride and a themed mufti day.
Movember is a leading charity changing the face of men’s health all over the world. Men grow moustaches throughout the month in order to raise money for the cause. We are currently in our sixth year of hosting the campaign and have raised over £65k in that period.
The money raised is allocated to men’s health projects including prostate cancer, mental health and testicular cancer.
If you would like to make a donation you can do so directly through our fund-raising page.