Dog walker’s folk beard gets shaved for Sidmouth Lifeboat
PUBLISHED: 07:00 18 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:00 22 August 2018
Off with his beard! But all for a good cause.
David Hodge, who is a self employed dog walker, had been growing his beard since FolkWeek 2017 and chose this year’s event as a suitable time to get it shaved off.
“I had one for four months before but never for a year,” he said. “It was a bit hard going this summer. Just too hot!”
He was raising money for the Sidmouth Lifeboat and barber Phil Weaver, who has a shop on Church Street, was there to do the honours outside the Lifeboat station on the seafront.
Kitrina Bishop, company secretary and treasurer for the Lifeboat, said: “I think it’s tremendous.
“He’s been working on it for a long time and we are truly grateful for his support.
“I’m especially impressed by how he’s struggled with the recent hot weather.”
David raised more than £250 and took a collection on the day.
Visit sidmouthlifeboat.org.uk for more information on what the charity does and its important work in the town.