Decembeard is a nationwide initiative to support sponsored beard growing in support of Bowel Cancer UK.
But we thought we would get you in the mood with some Hartlepool and East Durham beard growing – and beard removing – scenes from the past. Who do you recognise in our retro colection?
Are you in the spotlight yourself? Take a look and then get in touch with your own memories.
5. Well done Mitch
Mitch Wilson with the beard he grew for a year to raise money for two children's hospices. Remember this from 2014?
Photo: Picture by David Allan
6. A makeover for Santa
A Christmas makeover at McAuliffe hairdressers for Santa in 2008. Here he is enjoying a hair and beard bleach. Who can tell us more?
7. Great support in 2015
Staff from the AJS Catcote MOT Centre grew beards throughout November 2015. Who can tell us more?
Photo: Kevin Brady
8. A job well done for John
John Sykes with his completed beard shave for charity in 2003.