Fan-tash-tic Movember total raised at Kirkland

Kirkland High School's PT of maths John Wilson, right, and depute head Alan Brown
Kirkland High School's PT of maths John Wilson, right, and depute head Alan Brown

School staff and pupils in Levenmouth came within a whisker of raising a four-figure sum for charity during the month of ‘Movember’.

Some extra facial hair sprouted and the growth over top lips was carefully cultivated as Kirkland High School joined in the well-known venture to promote male health.

The school’s principal teacher of maths, John Wilson, always arranges a Movember event in the school and, this year, staff and pupils raised an impressive total of £859 for the Movember Foundation.

Mr Wilson and deputy head Alan Brown opted to grow moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer as well as mental health.

During the month, Mr Wilson also challenged himself to run the equivalent of four marathons in four weeks, or 105 miles.

His challenge finished when over 30 pupils from Kirkland joined him to complete the final mile.

Pupils and staff also held a coffee morning, bake sale and moustache face painting on the final Friday of Movember.

Mr Wilson said: “Movember is all about raising awareness of men’s health issues and it is fantastic to see that staff and pupils have supported this worthy cause over the month of November by raising over £850.”

If anyone would like to add their support, they can follow the link and find out about the work of the Movember Foundation at

Or they can find out more about assisting the efforts of the staff and pupils at Kirkland High by following the link at