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Wick school's 'tache team raise cash for Movember


By David G Scott

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A merry band of Wick High School (WHS) staff have taken on the Mo-Grow challenge to try and grow a moustache in one month to raise £2000 for men's health.

Local barber, Can Cilic of CK Barbers on Wick's High Street, kindly donated his time to help shape the "furry face monsters".

Movember fundraisers are a global community of fired up Mo-Bros and Mo-Sisters, making a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Movember participants from Wick High School are from left, acting rector Sebastian Sandecki, George Sutherland (tech), Jordan Tilier, Neil MacKintosh, Chris Aitken, Alexander Mackay, George Sutherland (music), John Scobbie, Alan Davis, Daniel Lewis, Craig Ross, Brett Ellis and Grant MacKenzie, Absent from the photograph is Mark Peden who also participated. Picture: DGS
Movember participants from Wick High School are from left, acting rector Sebastian Sandecki, George Sutherland (tech), Jordan Tilier, Neil MacKintosh, Chris Aitken, Alexander Mackay, George Sutherland (music), John Scobbie, Alan Davis, Daniel Lewis, Craig Ross, Brett Ellis and Grant MacKenzie, Absent from the photograph is Mark Peden who also participated. Picture: DGS

In November each year, men are encouraged to grow out their facial hair, beard, moustache. The person taking on this challenge is called a Mo-Bro, and the Mo-Bro will explain Movember to anyone that is interested, thus promoting awareness against a number of diseases that affect men.

The word Movember is a portmanteau of the words "mo" (slang for moustache) and "November". Also known as the No Shave November challenge, this movement encourages men to stop shaving their facial hair in order to support men's health awareness.

The list of WHS staff involved are: Chris Aitken, Alan Davis, Brett Ellis, Daniel Lewis, Grant MacKenzie, Alexander Mackay, Neil MacKintosh, Mark Peden, Craig Ross, John Scobbie, Sebastian Sandecki, George Sutherland (music), George Sutherland (tech) and Jordan Tilier.

The organisers of the fundraising event urge the public to get behind the Wick High Mo-Bros team as your donation "could help save a father, a brother, a son, a friend, a partner, a man’s life".

To donate simply scan the QR code below:

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A spokesperson for the Mo-Bros team said "We have all been growing for the first three weeks of the month and this Friday is shaping day, at the Turkish Barbers."


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