With over 30 staff at Nescot shunning the razor this month to raise money for prostate cancer charities, recent visitors to the college could be forgiven for thinking they had stepped back in time, to an era when no man of quality was complete without a luxuriant moustache.
And as taches of all shape, size and hue sprouted unchecked in the classrooms and corridors, it soon emerged that the commitment to leave top lips untouched for the month of November had led to some unforeseen complications.
With tales of wives and partners refusing to kiss their prickly fundraisers, small children bursting into tears at moustachioed fathers, and hot dates having to be delayed until December, it soon became apparent that taking part in the annual Movember challenge requires more than just binning the bic.
Yet despite the social embarrassment, romantic handicap and shock of catching sight of oneself in the bathroom mirror, all the hairy heroes are agreed on two things: Firstly, that growing a tache is horribly uncomfortable and itchy; and secondly, that it’s a whole lot more pleasant than dying of prostate cancer.
With that reminder of the serious purpose behind the fun and the fuzz, now is the perfect time to add your donation to the growing total.
To add your contribution to the pot visit one of the following:
Nescot - The Caterpillar Academy Crew