Merritt Secondary School looked a little hairy last week.

The MSS leadership class recently adorned their school with a giant moustache as part of their Movember fundraiser on Nov. 27.

Leadership teacher Dave Finch told the Herald his class chose to have a fundraiser for Movember.

The class sold moustache tattoos at 50 cents each or three for $1 in an effort to raise money for men’s health research, Finch said.

In total, the class raised about $50, selling about 200 moustache tattoos.

Finch said the awareness was evident with the students, who seemed to realize Movember wasn’t just about growing a moustache for the sake of having one.

Finch said they gave away another 600 moustaches to the students and donated some to Collettville Elementary School for their “Moustache Day” on Friday.

“We had fun with the moustache tattoos and hopefully raised a lot of awareness about what Movember’s all about,” Finch said.

The proceeds will go to the Movember charity, he said.

The class also had a Movember moustache contest, Finch said. The winner of the contest took home a razor for the top moustache and some students were on hand to shave off anyone’s unwanted Movember ’stache.

Finch said there was no particular indication as to why his 29-student leadership class chose to support Movember, but he suspects it’s because Movember has become such a prevalent fundraising campaign.

“A lot of the kids have just kind of run with it,” he said.

Each November, Movember raises money and awareness for men’s health by having participants sport a moustache as their quintessential symbol.

Movember began with 30 registered members in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 and has since spread to well over a million registered members in at least a dozen countries.