More Exmouth pubs sign up to shave-a-thon record bid

PUBLISHED: 11:30 08 November 2013

Ready for a Close Shave: Mike Passant, Pen Reed and Heavitree landlord Will Babb are pictured with Anita Colclough from Simply Hair on Exeter Road and mobile hairdresser Claire Haydon. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 3519-45-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Ready for a Close Shave: Mike Passant, Pen Reed and Heavitree landlord Will Babb are pictured with Anita Colclough from Simply Hair on Exeter Road and mobile hairdresser Claire Haydon. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 3519-45-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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TWO more Exmouth pubs have come on board what could be the world’s largest simultaneous shave-a-thon.

And it’s possible that the Marines may sign up for the synchronised snip as well.

Organisers of the Pen Reed and Friends Special Charity Event confirmed that the Saddlers Arms and the Clinton Arms have joined up with 17 of the town’s hostelries for the simultaneous head shave or body wax to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.

As revealed in last week’s Journal, the event – which could become immortalised in the Guinness Book of Records – is due to take place at 5pm on January 11, 2014.

Led by Pen Reed of Brixington and friends Mike Passant of Littleham and Diane McKnight of Crediton, the event has grown dramatically from its humble origins.

“It’s going great,” said Mike, as the event organisers – and their hairdressers – gathered for a publicity shot at the Heavitree pub. “Pen is thrilled to bits… she’s all for it.”

People that Mike has never heard of have started contacting him, asking how they can sign up.

“Lots are getting on board now,” said Mike. “I had two this morning, both asking how do I get involved, so I’ve pointed them in the direction of the pubs where the sponsorship forms are and what they need to do, and they’ve said ‘OK, fine, thank you very much’.”

Mike also confirmed the Marines at Lympstone have been approached to see if they’ll sign up as well. He’s hopeful that they will.

If it’s successful, the event may become annual.

“We will pick a different charity, probably more local and do a different event, each year,” said Mike. “I said to Pen, how do you fancy that?, and she said, ‘I love it’.”

Sponsorship forms are now available at 19 of the town’s pubs. These are: The Bank, The Bath House, The Beach, The Clinton Arms, The Clipper, The Country House, Exmouth Arms, The Famous Old Barrel, Fats, The F&A, The Farmhouse, The Grapevine, The Grove, The Heavitree, The Phoenix, The Pilot, The Park, The Saddlers Arms and The York.

For more information or to take part, contact Mike Passant on 07523883888, or email mpassant@hotmail.co.uk


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