10th biggest supporter of MovemberPosted: 5th December 2019
Burnt Mill Academy was named as one of the country’s top Movember supporters last year and this year have smashed our previous fundraising record.
We were among the top 50 UK supporters of the cause last year, raising awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide.
The Movember Foundation is on a mission to stop men dying too young by encouraging them to talk more these issues.
At Burnt Mill, teachers Luke Burrows, John Neale, Alaric Cook, Jamie Daly, Khan Busby, James McAuley and Sean Edwards have this year taken part by growing moustaches throughout the month of November.
Between them, they have so far raised a total of £2,220 – beating last year’s total of £1,129.
That places them as the 10th highest achieving school in the country, out of a total of 364 teams.
Mr Burrows, head of computing, said: “Following on from our success fundraising for Movember last year, we were keen to get involved again, this time with a bigger team.
“We held an assembly to give students advice on the mental health support available to them, helpful guidance and ways in which they could support each other. It was about sharing information and raising awareness as lots of these issues affect younger men the most.
“By growing moustaches, we have sparked conversations with students who are keen to know the reason behind it.
“I am very proud of our school. The support everyone has given to us and the cause has been fantastic. I’d particularly like to thank Sophia Chippett for organising many of the fundraising events that took place and running the assemblies to raise awareness for students.”
The school held a Halloween disco, a staff poker night and a non-uniform day as part of their fundraising. Donate here.