While six of his colleagues are looking forward to a date with their razor for the first time in a month, Expolink Sales Manager Ben Slater is facing a close shave for the first time in almost twenty years.
In an effort to encourage more of his colleagues to grow beards for last month’s Decembeard challenge, a national initiative to help beat bowel cancer, Ben also promised to shave off his own beard if he and his colleagues reached their fundraising target of £1,750. With more than £1,300 raised, Ben now faces the prospect of a bare-faced new year.
“At first it was just a throwaway comment to try and get people involved – I honestly didn’t expect us to raise so much money. But as the weeks have gone on, I’ve had to face up to the prospect of a beard-free future. I’m genuinely concerned that my nearest and dearest won’t even recognise me anymore!”
Expolink’s Managing Director, Dominic Mehta, who was part of Expolink’s Decembeard team, added:
“At the same time as supporting a very worthy cause, we’ve had a great time watching each other’s beards develop over the past few weeks. In fact, a couple of the guys have decided to keep them permanently, but unfortunately for Ben it doesn’t look like he will be among them!”
You can still support the Expolink Beardy Bunch via their online donations page by clicking here.