Danny Gay and Sarah Hartshorn, right, with One to One Project representatives.

Staff at King Edward VII Academy in King’s Lynn have raised £500 for a mental health charity.

A group of 18 teachers took part in Movember, growing facial hair throughout November to support the One to One Project, based on the North Lynn Industrial Estate.

Principal Sarah Hartshorn said “One of the wonderful things I love about being the principal of King Edward VII is the staff.  

“In November the men of KES raised awareness about men’s mental health. Together they raised more than £500 and this money has been donated to the One to One Project, a charity which provides long-term professional support to adults in West and North Norfolk. At our school, mental health for both our students and staff is a high priority, being able to give back to our local community to help support such a worthy cause is what our school is all about.”

Movember lead Danny Gay, head of Year Seven, added: “Unfortunately, male mental health sometimes goes unnoticed as many of us would have seen in the last few weeks, with some local tragedies. 

“If this money helps one person then it’s been worthwhile.” 

A spokesman for the charity  thanked KES and said the donation would allow it to continue growing.