Hilton Smythe has managed to raise £300 for Bolton Lads and Girls club with their twist on the ‘brave the shave’ format.
Aaron Roberts, the Operation Manager for the Bolton-based business broker, is well known for his meticulously maintained beard. He agreed to have his beard shaved in exchange for sponsorship donations from his colleagues, his friends and families.
Hilton Smythe is Silver Corporate Patron of the charity, which offers year-round support for young people aged eight to 19, with young people with disabilities able to stay on till 21, through sports, arts, mentoring and community outreach.
The Hilton Smythe team managed to raise more than £500 earlier this year with a ‘yellow and blue’ themed day at the office, with activities running throughout the day including sponsored waxing and throwing wet sponges at the management team.
Aaron Roberts said:
“I’m proud to work for Hilton Smythe, and always more than happy to support the fundraising days for the Bolton Lads and Girls Club. It’s a brilliant charity, and even though I love my beard, I was more than happy to shave it off in exchange for some cold, hard cash.
“Now, my only worry is that I’ll probably get asked for ID all the time.”
The Group Operations Director at Hilton Smythe Craig Graham said:
“We’re all incredibly proud of Aaron for his fundraising efforts. I’m in no doubt the Club will be delighted to get such a substantial donation so close to Christmas.
“Hilton Smythe always aims to be a good neighbour within the Bolton community, and looks for ways to give back to local charities. We take our position as Patrons of the Bolton Lads and Girls Club very seriously, and look forward to raising more money for them in the New Year.”
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