Chaplain’s bare chin was a scary sight at St Catherine’s Hospice this Halloween!
The Chaplain at St Catherine’s dared to bare this Halloween – by having his beloved beard shaved off ahead of Moustache Month at the hospice.
Ian Dewar went under the razor to get rid of his facial fuzz and has now begun a month-long challenge to gitem the hospice’s most elaborate moustache.
Male staff and volunteers will be competing for the coveted Top Tache prize throughout November – collecting cash to support the specialised care the hospice provides as they go.
Hospice hairdresser Lesley Wing received a helping hand getting rid of Ian’s beard – a three-year fixture on his face – from day therapy patient Christine Mason.
Christine, who truly got into the spirit of Halloween by turning up in a scary witches’ outfit, said: “I thought why not dress up? It’s a bit of fun isn’t it!
“Ian and I have a lot of banter together so I jumped at the chance of helping to shave off his beard. He looks different without out – he said he didn’t want to know if it made him look younger, but I think it probably does!”
The 59-year-old from Ingol, who has emphysema and suffered a stroke, said she loves coming to the hospice each Thursday where she receives complementary therapies like massage, takes part in art therapy and enjoys socialising with others.
Christine added: “I look forward to each visit, it’s a wonderful place to be.
“I take part in all sorts of different things and I’ve made many new friends. Everyone there does a wonderful job.”
Ian said: “It’s feeling a bit chilly on my chin right now!
“Moustache Month is all about having a bit of fun and raising cash for the cause. We see every day when we come to the hospice how the funds raised make such a difference.”
To sponsor Ian and others at the hospice during Moustache Month click here.
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