The Great British Beard Off

Tuesday 13 December 2016

So for the last month Stu has been raising money for the Shaun Wright Foundation, which is a charity set up in memory of a dear co-worker of his. It aims to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action, to fund research into pancreatic cancer, which is sadly lacking.

Monday was the big day! The amazing Mug & Brush in Keelby very kindly opened up especially for the event, offering their services for free, and even putting on nibbles and drinks for everyone attending, fantastic folks! We invited friends and family down for the event and the Grimsby Telegraph came along too.

Rebecca Wright had the first cut, the incredible woman who set up the Shaun Wright Foundation in memory of her husband Shaun. With Stu's fundraising, they are up to just under £30,000 raised since June 2015, a truly stunning amount!

Off the plait came. Then it was onto clipping the rest, then a shave, then a cut throat shave to really make sure Stu's face was properly naked for the first time in a long, long time.

Huge thanks have to go to Karen for setting up the event and opening up her salon to us, and to Laura for the actual shave. It had to be nerve racking with such a crowd of spectators.

And now..... the before and after...

How handsome is my husband? He's a beaut with and without the beard.

Huge thank you to all the readers who sponsored Stu, it was really heartwarming to see donations with comments on saying they read my blog and wanted to donate. Thank you guys so much! If you do want to pop a last minute donation on his justgiving page, I'll pop the link below.

Much love,
Kitty xxxx


  1. I'll chuck in another twenty quid if he takes the head-hair off as well, haha!

    That's a fine-looking lad you have there, Kitty; to say nothing of a big-hearted one. You must be absolutely bursting with pride. Yes I might have cried when Shaun's wife got the first cut, what of it??

    Lis / last year's girl x

    1. Everyone wants to touch his precious hair!! Never!! Haha. Thanks lovely, I'm very proud of him <3 xx

  2. Wow, what an amazing thing to do and a moment to be so proud of x

  3. I was about to say he is lucky, he looks great both ways!

  4. Well done Stu - such an amazing thing he's done! How is he feeling without the beard?

    C xx

    1. Pretty good! He's happy atm because he shaved this morning and didn't cut himself haha xx

  5. Wow, what a lovely thing to have done - and the difference is amazing. He looks like a different person! :) You've definitely got a keeper to do such a wonderful thing. x