On Saturday 14th October the Sandgrown Brethren gathered in fine form, as evidenced by this now familiar, nay, traditional shot;
The evening began with a quite traumatic scene, that of a bearded brother having his jaw and chin exposed to the atmosphere by way of a charity shear & shave!
Martin, supported by Emily (front and centre above), had been raising funds via their Go Get Funding campaign for a cause close to their hearts, and the sponsored assault on his facial follicles was the last push to achieve their goal, which they did, and then some.
While the assembled Sandgrown Beardsmen stood agog at the sight of a brother losing his whiskers, liquid refreshments in hand during the whole process – which involved a close trim followed by a wet shave, with hot towel and trad razor and massage (including a bit of slap and tickle) – the onlookers lifted their spirits with the usual chit-chat, banter and a heavy dose of shits & giggles throughout.
As ever, raffle tickets were on sale during the evening. This month The Sandgrown Beardsmen had been gifted goodies by the Bedfordshire Beard Company, a generous selection of their wares up for grabs, of which a small sample below.
The assembled Brethren raised £140 for their charity chest in an extended draw to which there seemed to be no end at times!
All in all an eventful and generously supported evening. See you next month!