Leeds lawyers' festive beard-off raises funds for charity

Lawyers at a Leeds firm competed in a festive beard-off to boost funds for a life-saving charity.

Saturday, 31st December 2016, 7:59 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:01 pm
BEARD OFF: Left to right, competitors Martin Grange, Dan Mitchell, Simon Young and winner Andrew McAulay.

Eight volunteers from Clarion competed to grow the most facial hair in the build-up to Christmas, ready to shave off their beards in aid of the firm’s nominated charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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Matthew Hattersley, Martin Grange, Jonathan Simms, Andrew McAulay, Simon Young, Dan Mitchell, Mohammed Bah and Tom Lancaster all battled it out in the festive follicle challenge – raising £540 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Clarion has matched the amount raised enabling the firm to donate a total of £1,080 to the charity.

Partner Andrew McAulay, who was voted the best beard of the bunch, said: “Thanks to everyone who has supported us and helped to raise much-needed funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.”