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Men urged to ditch the razor and grow some facial fuzz for Hartlepool hospice

Hartlepool & District Hospice's health and safety officer Mark Britten getting his final shave for a month on January 31 before pledging to take part in Fuzzy February

Hartlepool & District Hospice's health and safety officer Mark Britten getting his final shave for a month on January 31 before pledging to take part in Fuzzy February

LEAVE the razor in the cabinet for a month and grow some facial fur for charity.

That’s the challenge Hartlepool & District Hospice has set men in the town as they urge blokes to let the stubble grow throughout February.

Fuzzy February is the charity’s latest campaign and for fundraising fellas it doesn’t matter whether it’s a goatee or a chinstrap - anything goes.

The kind-hearted team at MKM Building Supples, in Hartlepool, are getting involved.

Fresh from winning the hospice’s golf event, the group get involved in various fundraising initiatives to raise cash for the Wells Avenue-based hospice.

Director Mick Sumpter is also a member of the Kay Smith Fund, which has provided funding for the children’s bereavement service at the hospice since 2007.

MKM branch director Lee Dees said: “We are passionate about supporting great local charities and the hospice is one that is very close to our hearts.

“We were really keen to participate in Fuzzy February and we have 10 members of staff taking part, there is sure to be a real buzz in the camp.

“We are also keeping an eye on our colleague Peter Sutheran who has assured us he has something very special lined up.”

Greg Hildreth, the hospice’s events fundraiser, added: “MKM are great champions of the hospice and it is great to work with them again for Fuzzy February.

“I would like to wish them the very best with their beard growing and sponsorship and I am looking forward to seeing the results at the end of the month.”

Those who want to get involved can set up their own fundraising page by visiting www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/hartlepoolhospice-fuzzyfebruary.

And fundraisers can keep their friends, colleagues and the charity’s other supporters up to date with their progress by uploading pictures on to the Hartlepool & District Hospice Facebook page.

 

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