Movember at Hastings

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

The reason we are doing this is because the state of men’s health is in a crisis.

  • Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life expectancy. On average, across the world, men die 6 years earlier than women.
  • Three quarters of suicides are by men.
  • The numbers of prostate cancer cases are expected to almost double to 1.7 million cases by 2030.

Members of staff and students in secondary are growing a moustache in aid of the charity. School council are also selling moustache badges and we are having a bake sale and moustache day on Friday 27th November. The moustache day will involve, either purchasing a stick on moustache or face painting on a moustache. A donation will be made if they take part!

As not everyone can grow a moustache, there are other ways to get involved. Pupils can also take part in MOVEmber. This is to raise awareness of the high obesity rates and general physical inactivity in men. To take part in MOVEmber you must engage in some physical activity every day in November – be it big or small. You could go jogging, swimming, cycling or go to the gym, but it could just be as simple as walking instead of using your car, or maybe you use the stairs instead of taking the lift.

In order to raise awareness of MOVEmber, girls in year 11 (Luz Navas, Lucia Menor, Violeta Perez, Yara Adroher and Laura Navas) will be leading a Zumba class in the patio at secondary on Thursday 26th November. Pupils will be encouraged to donate if they take part.

If you do wish  to donate, then, please go to – or if you prefer, you can make  general donation – or alternatively, donate some cash into the many donation buckets that will be in the Secondary building.