Barry man's beard shave raises more than £250 for charity
4:02pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A BARRY man that grew a beard for charity donated his sponsorship to Marie Curie Cancer Care last week.
Mario Page raised more than £250 by growing a beard between Christmas and April earlier this year, before having it shaved off at Les’s Barbers on Wyndham Street.
He chose to donate to Marie Curie Cancer Care after his mother and sister were both treated at the Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth before they died.
“I just thought I would do my little bit to help out,” he said.
“I would just like to say Thank You to everyone that has helped me raise the money.
“It was a one off and I hope it makes a difference to the cause.”
Mario, 53, donated his sponsorship to the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity shop on Holton Road last week.
“I had never grown a beard before, but I have always had a moustache,” he said.
“Winter was coming and I thought why not, so I decided to do it for charity.”
Mario, who had been collecting sponsorship at Barry Dock Liberal Club, added: “I’m never having another one!
“I have had good comments from it, but I don’t think it’s for me.
“I think even Billy Connolly would be proud of this one!”
An employee of the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity shop welcomed the donation and said: “It will go towards nursing, equipment and end of life care.”