Sixth Former takes on the Movember challenge

Sixth Former takes on the Movember challenge

Ben L, Year 13, is taking on the Movember challenge this November.

Movember is the leading charity geared towards changing the face of men’s health, and by 2030 aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

Since its inception in 2003, Movember has focused on mental health and suicide prevention as well as prostate and testicular cancer. It has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects across the globe challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.

Ben is inviting other Sixth Formers to take part to become a ‘Mo Bro’ and grow a moustache to raise money throughout November.

Ben said “I am delighted to be leading this year’s Movember campaign at Sexey’s. This is a charity that does amazing work to help improve cancer treatment and gain more research for Prostate and Testicular cancer. As well as funding and creating more young men’s mental health resources. Far too many young men die due to poor mental health, caused by the stigma and taboo nature of mental health within males. This is something that I think needs to change, and that starts with Sexey’s. I urge everyone to take part and donate anything (minimum of £3) to our fundraiser”.

Any Six Formers wishing to join the Sexey’s Sixth team can do so by registering on the Movember website.

If you’d like to make a donation you can do so by clicking here.

Good luck to Ben and the team and we’ll post the results at the end of the month.

Update (01.12.21) : Well done to Ben and the Sexey’s Sixth team who worked hard to raise awareness this month as well as £35 for the charity.