A valuable multi-coloured beard has raised cash for Preston hospice

Posted on - 5th July, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fishwick, Lostock Hall, Preston News
Les Hewitson
Les Hewitson

A Preston man has gone all shades of the rainbow with his beard to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.


Les Hewitson has seen more than £1,000 donated as his beard has been dyed all colours during the last three months.

The 54-year-old is currently sporting a St George’s cross on his beard in support of England in the World Cup.

His hairdresser daughter Hailey Marsden has been dying his beard for him to change his look every couple of weeks.

Les said: “It was just a random idea really, but I thought it would be a good way to raise money for the hospice.

“I know the money is coming directly to St Catherine’s, and it’s such a good cause. I think it’s important to support your local charity.”

Les presents his donation to St Catherine's Hospice - and sports his England beard
Les presents his donation to St Catherine’s Hospice – and sports his England beard

Working at a shop in New Hall Lane, Fishwick, Les has seen customers donating and he says they have been enjoying his multi-coloured look.

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St Catherine’s head of community engagement Emma Jacovelli said: “What a fantastic idea – Les looks brilliant with his wacky beard and it’s such an inventive and fun way to support St Catherine’s! He’s raised an incredible £1,020, which will really help us in our efforts to care for local people with life-shortening illnesses here at the hospice, out in the community, and in people’s own homes.”

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