Su­per shavers raise £2k

Rochdale Observer - - NOSTALGIA -

A PUB which hosted a char­ity hair and beard shave has raised around £2,000 for char­i­ties.

Land­lord Peter Kelly and his pun­ters from the Com­mer­cial on Manch­ester Road in Castle­ton, grew their beards and hair ahead of the char­ity shave.

Peter, who runs the pub with his wife Joanne, had been grow­ing his beard - which he had dyed pink - for six weeks be­fore the shave-off.

Mark Cryer, Nigel Sudell Matt Har­vey, Andy Knox, Brian Bald­win, and Rick and Jake Meyrick also took part in the event, which in­cluded a band and karaoke.

All pro­ceeds will be split be­tween the Springhill Hospice and Macmil­lan nurses.

Peter added: “I think we have raised £2,000.

“We are still col­lect­ing and I should get fi­nal fig­ures through by the end of next week.”

“Most peo­ple have been af­fected by can­cer and the hospice is our lo­cal char­ity.”

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