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Two-faced Ronnie and his half-beard

Ronnie Fox, who grew a beard for two charities then had it shaved off in stages, with half of it going on Boxing Day and the other half on New Year's Eve. Ronnie is pictured in the Turkish barbers in Shotton Colliery, where barber Hakan Arslan did the honours.

Ronnie Fox, who grew a beard for two charities then had it shaved off in stages, with half of it going on Boxing Day and the other half on New Year's Eve. Ronnie is pictured in the Turkish barbers in Shotton Colliery, where barber Hakan Arslan did the honours.

CALLING somebody two-faced is usually an insult – but for Ronnie Fox it was a fair description.

For much of the festive season the dad-of-two looked like someone with a split personality.

If you caught sight of him from the right, you saw a man with a big bushy beard.

However, from the other side, the 47-year-old was completely clean-shaven.

Ronnie has grew the massive beard since February in a bid to raise cash for two causes close to his heart.

He got the first half shaved off on Boxing Day and kept the unusual look until New Year’s Eve.

He returned to Shotton Turkish Barbers, in Shotton Colliery, to get the second half sheared off to start the new year looking like his old self.

Ronnie decided to shave off his beard in two stages as he is raising money for two good causes.

They are Macmillan Cancer Support and the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

His itchy efforts have raised more than £1,300 so far with more money to collect.

Ronnie, who has supported Macmillan Cancer Support in the past, said: “I’m just amazed at the generosity of people. It has been absolutely astounding.

“I’ve never had my photograph taken so many times in my life. This has been bigger than I ever expected.

“I have raised just over £1,300 at the moment and there are still sponsor forms to come in, and my Virgin Money Giving web page is still open.”

Ronnie, an insulation quality manager from Peterlee, had been likened to everyone from Brian Blessed to Hagrid.

 

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