AFTER 89 clean-shaven years, Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes resident James Baker is sporting a beard. And his new look has helped benefit a local charity.
James was given the idea of his own personal ‘beardathon’ by a Demelza Hospice supporter who helps with his care.
And after two razor-free months he has raised more than £120 in sponsorship from family and friends.
James, pictured with daughter Alison, grand-daughter Emma and great grand-children Jessica and Luke, plans to keep his beard until Christmas – when he may be called on to stand in for another man with a white beard.