A beard of many colours for Hospice supporter

15 July 2016

A man from Billinge has dyed his beard a full spectrum of rainbow colours in support of Wigan and Leigh Hospice and has raised over £500.

Stewart McArdle (30) left the decision to his sponsors as to what colour to dye his beard and 'multicolour' won.

Stewart's wife, Linzi is a hairdresser and did the honours of dyeing Stewart's beard. She said: "Wigan and Leigh Hospice is a charity very close to our hearts as they are currently caring for Stewart's Dad, Nigel Clothier.

Nigel, from Ashon, has been a patient of the Hospice for the last few months after being diagnosed with Lung Cancer in March 2015. He regularly sees a Hospice Nurse Specialist and also uses the Hospice's Complementary Therapy services.

Stewart said: "The Hospice has been so supportive and caring to us all as a family and so I really wanted to do something to raise money for the care that my dad, and so many others, are currently receiving.

"So far, we have raised over £500 and everyone in our local community love seeing me and my beard and are only to happy to support us."

Christine Edwardson, community fundraiser at Wigan and Leigh Hospice, said: "we are very grateful to Stewart and Linzi for their inspiring fundraising efforts. Stewart's beard has really got everyone attention and is a fantastic demonstration of their support of the Hospice and love for their dad and the Hospice nurses who are caring for him."

A beard of many colours for Hospice supporter

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