LLANELLI’S becoming a hair raising town.
There has been a lot of scratching of chins and men who have never fuzzed up before are joining in the spirit of the Grow a Grav beard campaign.
Latest to fall foul of the stubble and ban the razors are Llanelli Town centre manager Andrew Shufflebotham, President of Llanelli Chamber of Trade and manager of Llanelli’s St Elli Shopping Centre Andrew Stephens and the centre’s regional manager Gilmore Jones.
Gilmore wore a stubble patch in his younger days and has challenged colleague Andrew Stephens to see who can grow the best full set to help benefit the Ray Gravell and Friends Charitable Trust.
Gilmore has even cheekily suggested his colleague might have to resort to knitting his beard to stand any competitive chance.
Andrew, however, says his beard will be more realistic because he is red haired like Grav. In a biting comment he suggested Gilmore will only need a red suit when he has grown his beard to resemble the famous man who tumbles down chimneys in December because his is growing white – ouch!
Mr Shufflebotham intends showing both of them up by getting hairier than them and raising more cash for the Grow a Grav Welsh Rugby Players’ Association appeal and joined them for a photo shoot at Andrew’s Leahy’s Sports Barber unit in Llanelli’s Market Precinct.
ROAM FROM FOAM: Being warned to stay away from the foam and razers is latherered Andrew Stephens flanked by Andrew Shufflebotham, left, and Gilmore Jones. Weilding the cut-throat is Sports Barber’s Andrew Leahy. Pic: Jeff Connell.