Scots PGC teachers Michael Taylor, Geoffrey Richardson, Ben Thomson, Ben Manifold and Michael Keevers are among the seven teachers who have been growing their moustaches and raising money for Movember.
Scots PGC teachers Michael Taylor, Geoffrey Richardson, Ben Thomson, Ben Manifold and Michael Keevers are among the seven teachers who have been growing their moustaches and raising money for Movember. Emma Channon

Fuzzy Scotsmen in it for the cause

DESPITE the in-jokes and self-ridicule, seven teachers at The Scots PGC College have taken their Movember fundraising efforts seriously this month.

So seriously in fact, that half of the group trimmed their facial hair down to a moustache after reading the online rules.

Michael Taylor, Geoffrey Richardson, Ben Thomson, Ben Manifold and Michael Keevers have forgotten the razors this past month to help raise money and awareness for prostate cancer and depression.

Through various means, the teachers - going under the name 'The Scotsmen' - have raised an impressive amount between them, hoping to reach the $1000 mark by the end of the month.

Mr Taylor joked that he wouldn't get rid of his moustache until he was satisfied with the donation pool.

They say while the month has been an important one, they were looking forward to shaving off their mo's.

"Our children and spouses are looking forward to it I'd say," Mr Keevers said.

Mr Manifold added he might get the first kiss from his wife Lucy in a month when the moustache finally came off.

For Mr Thomson, taking part in the fundraiser was even more poignant.

"I lost my dad to prostate cancer so I think (Movember) is a good cause," he said.

Movember

Search The Scotsmen at www.au.movember to donate.

The group hopes to reach $1000.


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