Honiton’s Jack Willis gives beard trims the chop

No more fund-raising stunts for veteran charity supporter, 73.

VETERAN fund-raiser Jack Willis has had his beard trimmed for charity for the last time.

Jack, 73, of Church Hill, Honiton, has raised thousands of pounds for a variety of charities since moving to the town 12 years ago.

Cancer research groups, Hospiscare and a host of other worthy causes have benefited from his pluck.

The last beneficiary is Diabetes UK. They are to receive over �250 from a beard trim staged in Honiton on Saturday, January 15.

“I don’t suffer from diabetes, but a lot of my friends do,” said Jack.

“I’ve had my beard trimmed for charity about eight times, probably more.

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“Now I’ve done my last one and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me over the years.”

Of the �250 raised for Diabetes UK, �75 was raised at Honiton Working Men’s Club and Jack would like to specially thank Julie and Nat for their help.

Reflecting on his last charity trim, Jack said: “I went around all the pubs and took a pair of scissors with me. I got them out and people gave me a snip.

“Eventually, I am going to take my beard off completely. I am keeping it for the time being, because of the cold weather.”