A close shave to raise money for research

A close shave to raise money for research

Simon Kenton pictured with Rachel Townsend having his beard shaved off. OX55227 Antony Moore

Simon Kenton, clean shaven

First published in News

WHILE many men have stopped shaving this month, Simon Kenton has picked up a razor for the first time in a while.

The 40-year-old, who manages a network of community groups in Oxford, had his beard shaved off to raise money for prostate cancer research.

He said: “I have had a beard for 20 years on and off so it’s different, shall we say.

“It was very cold on Friday and I gave myself a right shock when I looked in the mirror on Saturday morning.”

Now he is clean-shaven Mr Kenton, who lives on a narrowboat in Oxford, will be growing a comedy moustache for the rest of the month to raise money for Macmillan.

It is part of a global fundraising campaign dubbed Movember.

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