A BARNSTAPLE business manager has raised ï¿½5,000 for two Devon hospitals after they treated his new born son.
Joel Tucker, who works at Barnstaple Volkswagen, organised a â€œMocemberâ€ with friends and family to raise money for North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple and Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, after his baby son Jenson received emergency treatment following a complicated birth on November 25.
Participants competed for the best-shaped facial hair award at the campaignâ€™s grand finale event hosted by The Half Moon Inn, at Sheepwash.
Joel secured sponsorships to grow facial hair and his fund was boosted after Barnstaple Volkswagenâ€™s brand manager, Andrew Smale, offered to help his campaign. Joel, 27, said: â€œIt was great fun comparing everyoneâ€™s facial hair and it was all for a fantastic cause; a special thanks goes out to Anna Jones for organising it all.
â€œIâ€™d also like to thank my family, friends and Barnstaple Volkswagen.â€
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