Hair today gone tomorrow: Probation officer shaves-off his 20 year old beard for Comic Relief
Jessie J may be about to shave her head for Comic Relief but a Leicester Crown Court probation officer beat her to it this afternoon when he shaved his beard off.
John Pugh, 61, from Wigston, raised around £500 for the appeal by having his beard of over 20 years, completely shaved-off.
John, who last shaved his beard for Comic Relief in 1993 raising £262, said: "I've had a beard for most of my adult life really. The last time I shaved it off my wife didn't like it and demanded I grow it back immediately. I think it scared my children a bit as well, they have only ever known daddy with a beard."
The shave took place at Leicester's Crown Court in front of an enthusiastic audience of barristers and court staff.
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As the last few chin hairs fell to the floor John received a round of applause for his brave efforts.
And he added: "Some people have botox, some have plastic surgery I'm just having my beard shaved in the hope of losing 20 years and looking 41 again."