Warwick is a Decembeard grow-getter

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A Whitley Bay man is going grizzly this month to help beat bowel cancer.

Warwick Brindle, 65, is taking part in the Decembeard campaign which asks men to grow a beard throughout the month to raise awareness of the disease and funds for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer.

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Each year more than 41,000 people are diagnosed with the disease, but if caught early, more than 90% of cases can be treated successfully.

Warwick, who has has lived in Whitley Bay for 35 years and signed up for the campaign after a friend was recently diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Beating Bowel Cancer’s Community Fundraiser for the region Rob Colgrave said: “Warwick has been a great support to Decembeard and is helping raise vital awareness and funds for the charity. We run the UK’s only nurse-led specialist helpline for bowel cancer, which patients call a ‘lifeline’. We rely entirely on voluntary donations, so we couldn’t continue our vital work without the support of people like Warwick.”

You can support Warwick’s fundraising at www.justgiving.com/Wozzas-beard

For more information about Decembeard or to sign up, go to www.decembeard.org. You can also check out the campaign @Decembeard_UK #decembeard.

For more information about bowel cancer, visit www.beatingbowelcancer.org