Tak­ing it on the chin


Kwinana Courier - - Front Page - Gabrielle Jef­fery

TIM Jef­fery has not shaved his beard since An­zac Day last year, much to the dis­may of his bosses.

Mr Jef­fery is Kwinana Wool­worths store man­ager and af­ter a re­quest for help from the Peel Rid­ing for the Dis­abled As­so­ci­a­tion (RDA), it looks like both his bosses will get their wish.

He was plan­ning to shave his beard yes­ter­day to raise funds for Peel RDA.

Mr Jef­fery, group man­ager David Lan­nary and state man­ager Robert Mof­fat, other Wool­worths stores around Perth and do­na­tions from lo­cal cus­tomers have raised $10,000 for the Peel RDA.

It will help it with its move to a new fa­cil­ity at Mead Farm.

“The RDA con­tacted David ask­ing if we would be in­ter­ested in help­ing, so they in­vited us to the fa­cil­i­ties they are cur­rently us­ing at Bal­divis Pony Club,” Mr Jef­fery said.

“On the day they had some kids from Leda and we saw how great it was for them.”

“Kwinana lo­cals are pas­sion­ate about lo­cal causes.

“Then I jok­ingly said ‘I’ll even shave my beard for you’. My boss (David) jumped straight on that and im­me­di­ately of­fered to put in money – he has been keen to see my beard gone for a while.”

“Robert also jumped on it. He said ‘I’m more than happy to see that thing gone’ – he likes giv­ing me a razz­ing about my beard.”

Two other Wool­worths store man­agers, Re­becca Sharland from Wel­lard and John Leeder from Bal­divis, have also do­nated to see the beard gone.

“The lo­cal com­mu­nity has been all over it; with­out our cus­tomers we never would have been able to do it,” Mr Jef­fery said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d473068

Kwinana Wool­worths store man­ager Tim Jef­fery and his soon-to-be-gone beard.

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