Bedford School’s ‘MoBros’ smash Movember fundraising target

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Pupils at Bedford School have raised over £10,000 for the Movember charity, ranking them the events top fundraising school and 16th highest in the whole country.

A whole host of activities took place across Movember aimed at raising awareness and breaking down the stigma of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

Ahmun Bhamra, 17, and other 6th form ‘MoBros’ grew moustaches of varying success and encouraged younger boys, like Harry Hine, 14, to organise their own events, such as the Around the World in 80 Days Initiative that had people cycling, riding and walking around the world.

The boys and staff, across all years and ages, organised a number of activities including:

  • Shoe Shine Sessions – Shoe Shine boys spent break and lunchtimes shining shoes for a donation
  • Auction – Items for sale included original Watercolours (painted by our Head of Art), signed Spurs football, and signed Northampton Saints shirt
  • Masala Curry Night – with two magicians entertaining guests and Old Bedfordian Joe Wallace of Northampton Saints spoke about the pressures faced by young sportsmen
  • Dodgeball tournament – twelve boy teams and two staff teams clashed to win the dodgeball trophy
  • Sponsored 10k run – pupils and staff entered the MK 10k
  • Aussie Rules match – two teams made up of MoBros braved the cold to see who the school’s Aussie Rules champions would be
  • Open mic night – Along with Bedford Girl’s School, pupils performed popular songs either as a solo act or in a group
  • Around the World in 80 Days initiative – staff and pupils were sponsored to run, walk or cycle the 24,900 miles around the equator, in total they clocked up 25,330 miles
  • Movember Citizenship Morning – delivered some very serious messages, learning about differences and promoting tolerance and self-awareness.

The Bedford School MoBros were at the core of the events, helping to coordinate and engage with pupils of all ages to talk about and raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

They even used their creative talent and turned the auto-tune to max to film a parody of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ to promote their fundraising.

The events all contributed to raise £10,155, almost double raised in 2017 and you can still donate at their dedicated Movember page.