September 29th, 2016

LOOK: Charity beard shave reveals the ‘many faces’ of Peter

Updated: 3:03 pm, Jul 22, 2016

A BEARDED man took his facial hair through various styles and fashions to help raise funds for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Peter O’Boyle grew out his beard over almost two years before his brother Anthony, a barber at Hair by Anthony, shaved it in stages to imitate popular shapes and styles of facial hair over the years.

Peter’s shaving efforts raised more than £1,750 for the WWF – a charity close to his heart as it works to protect endangered species as well as their natural habitats, and bring about changes for sustainable living – as part of National Grid’s Footprint project.

Footprints comprises of staff at National Grid who have a mutual interest in protecting the environment, in reducing environmental impact and in sustainability both on a personal and a company-wide level.

Peter said: “I am passionate about the environment and am trying to raise as much money as possible for WWF, and also awareness about environmental issues and what we can do on an individual basis to help as our future depends on it.

“I thought that shaving my beard off for charity was a good way to do this as no one at work has ever seen me without it and it will be quite a shock for a lot of people.”

Observer photographer Jon Mullis was on hand to capture the moment Peter’s beard was shaven off.

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