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WALES ONLINE: Teachers bid a fond farewell to the month of Movember


 TEACHERS at Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg kept a stiff upper lip as they bid a fond farewell to their impressive moustaches.

Hundreds of pupils made their way to the school gymnasium on Friday to watch the teachers shave off their “taches” as part of Movember.

The event seeks to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

Wanted posters were placed all over the Taff Ely school to give the event a Wild West flavour.

The school expects to raise hundreds of pounds for the cause.

At a school assembly, organiser Osian George said: “We feel it’s important to break the taboo surrounding men’s health and particularly cancers affecting young men.

“If by wearing an outrageous moustache for a month we get even a couple of pupils discussing these issues, then we have achieved the Movember Foundation’s goals.

“A bit of grief for looking ridiculous is a very small price to pay. We might not be shaving our faces, but hopefully we can ‘shave’ some lives.”

Dave Banks, of Banks Barbers in Church Village, was on hand to shave off the moustaches.

Pupils paid a small fee to watch the mass shave in the school gym at 1.30pm. Cakes were put on sale at break time to give the final total an extra boost.

“We’ve already raised over £100 selling moustache cakes,” Mr George added.

Deputy headteacher Elfed Charles and Eurig Thomas, of senior management, have also supported the charity event.


Read more: Wales Online 

WALES ONLINE: Teachers bid a fond farewell to the month of Movember