Ty Hafan

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mitch’s close shave for tŷ hafan

Biker Paul ‘Mitch’ Minchinton has so far raised more than £1,200 for Tŷ Hafan after having his most distinguishing features – his hair and beard – completely shaved off at a pub in Barry last week.

hairy biker

He said: “Family and friends have been nagging me for years to cut my hair, so I thought if I’m going to do it, I want to do it for a good cause. I chose Tŷ Hafan because I wanted to support a local charity. Tŷ Hafan does fantastic work caring for and supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families. I decided to do it on the anniversary of my father’s death. He died from cancer and loved kids, so I thought it would be a nice tribute to him as well.

“I dyed my hair pink the week before because it was Cancer Awareness Month. As an extra incentive, the landlord of the Clive Arms in Penarth pledged another £50 for Tŷ Hafan if I dyed it. I wanted my mum to shave the first strip because she’s complained for years that she couldn’t see my face. She was very nervous and didn’t want to do it, but did a great job.

“I haven’t been clean shaven since I got married 30 years ago. No one recognises me in the street now – it’s great! It definitely feels colder without all my hair but it’s been a lot of fun doing this fundraiser and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me.”

before and after

Read  Mitch’s story in full here: http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11582328.Hairy_biker_s_charity_triumph/