A MAN with “uncontrolled” beard has aloft added than £7,000 for a blight alms afterwards rising his barnet for a yr.
Damien Coonan from Selsey has had a baldheaded arch again 1995.
However aftermost yr the 36-year-old absitively to abound his locks to accession cash for Blight Analysis UK, as his father-in-law Ken Nicholas was actuality suggested for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blight that originates within the aqueous system.
Damien stated: “My father-in-law Ken had completely a motion with blight for better of 2017, and though he’s nonetheless with us he’s bedfast to a wheelchair and he’s alone 54.
“Earlier than he was recognized, if I’m sincere, I didn’t apperceive annihilation about most cancers. It was adamantine for the achieved ancestors to accord with.
“My spouse Carli’s grandad anesthetized overseas from blight too, so within the aftermost three years, we really feel it has engulfed us.”
In October aftermost yr, afterwards Damien and Carli bought married, he seem on their amusement that he deliberate to abound his beard for a achieved yr to fundraise.
He stated: “I’ve persistently had abnormally curly, out-of-control hair.
“Some our bodies barber their beard off to accession cash however I couldn’t do this, so I anticipation I’d go the added manner and abound it for a yr.”
Damien arrange a fundraising folio and his spouse Carli, a beautician at Creations Beard Salon in Chichester, started announcement photographs of his extra camp barnet on Instagram.
He took afflatus from curly-haired celebrities like Will Ferrell and Jonah Hill, and permitted out all types of awe-inspiring and admirable appears to be like.
Damien stated: “Of advance by way of lockdown nobody may settle for their beard minimize, however alike once more abundance was wild.
“Carli would do a ablution and set, or a perm or put it in plaits.
“It appeared ridiculous, it acquainted awe-inspiring and I bought a number of ribbing, however it was account it.
Damien has forward baldheaded his arch for 25 years
“I’ve been stricken by the assist.”
Damien assuredly had his beard minimize aftermost ages and was captivated to simply accept aloft so plentiful cash for Blight Analysis UK.
To donate, appointment www.fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/web page/growing-my-hair-for-a-year.