Regular customer of The Dandy Gent, Steve Moss, has booked in for a charity beard removal on March 3rd, to raise money for Cancer Research. Steve has been growing his beard and moustache in memory of his brother-in-law, Richard Morrison, who died of cancer in January 2015.
The idea was sparked by Richard himself, just before he passed away, when he challenged Steve to grow a goatee and moustache in, as he called it, ‘Januhairy’ and ‘Februhairy’.
“Richard was always full of fun, and full of life,” said Steve. “It was just like him to challenge me to grow a beard – he knew my wife Cristina, didn’t really like it!”
Continued Steve, “Losing Richard has been a long and hard journey for all of us, especially my sister, Rachel and their two young children, Harry and Gracie. Now things are beginning to settle a little, I thought the time was right to remember him in a way that I know he would appreciate.”
“I hope to raise as much money as I can for Cancer Research in Richard’s honour – and my wife looks forward to me being clean-shaven again soon!” Concluded Steve.
Steve’s regular barber, Lauren, will be whipping off his whiskers in March at The Dandy Gent’s Irongate barbershop. All onlookers and supporters are welcome to attend and cheer Steve on.
Anyone wishing to support Steve’s fundraising is invited to make a donation via his Justgiving Page.
Pictured, top: Steve sporting his goatee and moustache. Centre: Richard with his two children, Gracie and Harry.