Hairy but he ain’t scary

Johnpaul Ashwood is raising cash for cancer research by not shaving for a whole year. Six months in he is getting comments about his hairy face. Picture: Malcolm Billingham S0248MB

Johnpaul Ashwood is raising cash for cancer research by not shaving for a whole year. Six months in he is getting comments about his hairy face. Picture: Malcolm Billingham S0248MB

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FOR Johnpaul Ashwood, fundraising is a very hairy business.

But it will get hairier! The caveman beard will probably be a bush in six months, when the 28-year old from Great Houghton ends his sponsored hair-dare and donates his hard-earned cash to Cancer Research.

“I attract quite a few comments, not all of them nice,” said Johnpaul, also known as Tash, who gardens for Wakefield Council.

“But I’ve raised almost £1000 and intend not to cut or shave until next January. My hair’s thick and wavy anyway so I may not be able to see by then.”

Johnpaul’s beard can already be bobbled. He was urged to take on the task of hair-growing by fellow members of his local WMC football team.

His mum Pat died in January 10 years ago, and this is his way of marking the anniversary. To sponsor him, visit Great Houghton WMC or text tash60 to 70070.