A GUY called Tash is going through a hair-raising experience for a very good cause.
Johnpaul Ashwood of Ashwood Grove, Great Houghton is nearly halfway through a fundraising dare to grow his hair and beard for a whole year.
Johnpaul, also known as Tash, said: “In January it was 10 years since my mother died from cancer and I wanted to do something in her memory to help Cancer Research.
My friends in the Great Houghton WMC football team suggested I grew my hair for a year and said they would sponsor me.
“I always had short hair and was clean-shaven. I started in January and now my beard is longer than the hair on my head.
“At first everybody was taking the Micky and we’ve had a few laughs about it, but now people rallying round and realise it’s for a good cause.”
Anyone wanting to sponsor Johnpaul can sign a form behind the bar at Great Houghton WMC or text tash60 to 70070.