Back at School


Many thanks for all of the well wishes and emails. As many of you know I had a leg infection last week which came on very unexpectedly. I have been in and out of hospital every day having iv antibiotics which seem to be doing the trick. I am having to be less mobile in the classroom, but I am pleased to back and seeing the great work that the class did under Stacey's capable command.

Having something like this always makes me think of others with less curable diseases. You may be aware that I am currently raising money for men's cancer by growing a very fine mustache. If you would like to donate before I revert back to my usual clean shaven appearance you can do so here. Many thanks to those of you who have done so already.

My mo after 3 weeks
Dear All,

This Movember I've decided to donate my face to raising awareness about men's health. My  commitment is the growth of a moustache for the entire month of Movember, which I know will generate conversation, controversy and laughter.

I am doing this because close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer in Australia each year and one in eight men will experience depression in their lifetime. 

This is a cause I feel strongly about and I’m asking you to support my efforts by making a donation to me.  To help, you can either:
- Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account
- You can also bring the money into school and add your name the sponsorship form on the white board.
- Write a cheque payable to Movember Foundation, referencing my registration number 710968 and mailing it to: Movember
Foundation, PO Box 292, Prahran, VIC, 3181.

Through the Movember Foundation and its men’s health partners, PCFA and beyondblue: the national depression initiative, Movember is funding world class research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible. 

For more details on the impact Movember is having please visit:

Thank you in advance for helping me to support men’s health.

Andy Birch
Andy's Mo