Giant moustaches on sticks have been the order of the day as staff and students at Walsall College raised funds for the national Movember campaign throughout November.
The Student Union began supporting the Movember movement last year and it is now an annual campaign promoted across the college to staff and students. This year students made and sold dozens of moustaches on sticks, with all funds raised being donated to the charity. A number of students and staff, including Student Engagement & Enrichment Officer Colin Sherlock, also grew real moustaches after registering with the official Movember website.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
To coincide with Movember, a representative from Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust attended the College’s Wisemore Campus on Monday 25th November to raise awareness around a number of important men’s health issues including testicular and prostate cancer.
Walsall College’s Learner Experience Officer, Helen Griffiths, said: “The College is committed to raising awareness about a range of important health issues and we are really pleased with how students have once again used their creative talents to support the Movember campaign.
“These dedicated events provide a great focus and an opportunity for students to ask questions about any health concerns they may have.”
Students with concerns or questions relating to men’s health can speak to Helen Lathe, Contraception and Sexual Health Nurse at Walsall College. Helen is available Monday’s to Wednesdays and appointments can be made at reception or the Student Union office.