Hair-raising experience for Keighley accounts manager Duncan

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A Keighley accounts manager has had a close shave – for the first time in nearly 40 years!

Duncan Smith has shed his moustache (above) and beard in support of colleagues who grew facial hair as part of the Movember charity fundraiser.

Mr Smith, who is based at the Keighley office of accountancy firm Clough & Company, raised almost £1,000 in sponsorship – double his original target. And his efforts, combined with those of his dozen Movember colleagues, have together coined in more than £2,600.

Mr Smith said: “This was my way of participating in Movember, but I never expected it to generate so much support.

“I was certainly apprehensive because I’d had the beard and moustache for such a long time, but my colleagues had bought me a razor and shaving foam, and even my wife came into the office to see whether I’d go through with it, so there was no backing out!

“Plus, it’s fantastic to raise such a significant amount of money for a great cause, so it’s definitely well worth it.”

He added: “Everyone’s been very complimentary about my new look so I don’t know whether I’ll grow another beard, although I certainly feel the cold more than I did before!”

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