Bearded one no more
HE’s known as Sawtell’s bearded one – Nigel Tweddle – the man who has dodged the scissors and razors for a whole year.
His 12 months of untamed growth make a mockery of blokes who grow a mo for a month raising cash for a good cause.
“I’ve been growing this beard for a full year now, since February 2009. You mightn’t believe it but normally I’m clean cut,” Nigel said.
In one of the biggest Shave for a Cure challenges, local hairdressers have seen Nigel as he prepares to lose it all.
“I’m gonna cry when my beard goes, I’m use to being called the Wolfman, Moses or Jesus, but with a number one all over I reckon they’ll call me light bulb.”
This week hairdressers got a look at the mammoth job ahead of them.
“I’m auctioning off the privilege of the big trim, I reckon there’s someone out there who wants to support charity and tackle the beard and they don’t have to be a hairdresser, either.”
Nigel’s fundraiser the Shave Me – I’m Sexy Shave for a Cure will take place at Sawtell’s Barrell’s Global Tapas Bar on Saturday, March 6, from 10am to 3pm.
A raffle to benefit the Leukemia Foundation is also being run.
Mates of the bearded pool store assistant have also taken up the challenge growing their locks for next year.