It was a colourful affair when Moss Vale High School students and staff donned their colourful socks to raise awareness for men's health on November 26.
The school's 'Brotoes and Bronut's' event raised money for the Movember Foundation with the help of sock company 'Brotoes' by Ben and Adam Ashcroft from Moss Vale IGA and Krispy Kreme Australia.
The school sold 'Brotoes' socks in the lead up to event to raise money.
Head of PDHPE Luke Vandenbergh said it was pretty amazing to see everyone raise money for a cause close to his heart.
"We sold 580 pairs of socks in under a week which was amazing" he said.
"We had Krispy Kreme Australia come on board. On the day we had 560 Krispy Kreme doughnuts to sell.The whole idea behind the 'bronuts' was that you bought a bro or mo-sister a doughnut.
"We had little post cards that they'd write inspirational messages on and they would gift the card and the doughnut to their friends."
"We've raised more than $3600 and counting.
"It's pretty awesome.
"A massive thank you to the Ashcrofts at Moss Vale IGA, Krispy Kremes and the local community for the support."
"We had kids wearing stick on mustache's, we had a handball tournament on the basketball courts for a bit of fun on the day. Every single student and staff member wore their funky socks to school.
"The whole idea for us was to raise awareness of men's health from the ground up with socks because not many kids can grow mustache's.
"A lot of kids were saying how people would ask them why they were wearing cool socks on the day and would start a conversation as to why.
"It was all about awareness raising for the two main male cancers, prostate cancer and testicular cancer, and mental health problems that men face.
"The message was spread quite wide outside of the school. The local chemist at Moss Vale came on board and wore funky socks on the same day in support of us and parents came in and bought socks.
The Movember Foundation is close to Mr Vandenburgh's heart as his family had been touched by both cancer and mental health.
"It was more about being passionate about being something close to me," he said.
"I lost my grandfather a few years ago to prostate cancer and then there's been a history of mental illness in the family.
"I, myself was diagnosed with depression earlier this year as well.
"It was the push from people at school and family that made me go speak to somebody about what I was feeling and thinking at the time.
"I think it was really important to have the support around you in your work place and from the family to make you take that step to talk to somebody.