Consultant radiologist Richard Hartley from The James Cook University Hospital has helped raise more than £2,000 for South Tees Hospitals Charity by shaving off his beard for the first time in 40 years!
Richard, like many other health professionals, has removed his facial hair to support the fight against COVID-19 by ensuring his protective face mask fits as closely as possible.
Richard had resisted all previous charity requests to shave his beard off, but now says: “All of us in the NHS are committed to help protect the nation against COVID-19.
“I’ll shave for as long as necessary so that I can treat every patient who needs my help.”
Could you donate a £1 in recognition of all the amazing NHS staff who have had to get rid of their beards?
Donate online via the justgiving website.