March dad and grandad braves the shave shedding 17gs of hair and raising £300 for local hospice

A Fenland family man faced the clippers to shed his hair and beard in a fundraising bid to help a local hospice.

Kevin Purse from March teased the event with a poster of himself dressed in his biker goggles asking: "how much will all that hair weigh".

The move came before the coronavirus lock-down was announced, when Kevin, a father of three daughters and a grandad, planned to make his bald move at the first bike night meeting at the Coffee Tree Xperience on the A47, which was...
source: Fenland Citizen

2020-04-01 18:29
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