Brad's Beard has to go!

$2,120 of $2,000 goal
Given by 52 generous donors in 16 days

Its time for the the Covid beard to go...Brads wife can not bear(d) it any longer!


Like many people during lockdown, Brad stopped his normal routines – which included maintaining the hair on his face! He hasn’t picked up a razor since and the beard has now become a full blown, hearty addition to his face – much to the anguish of his wife Michelle! Brad’s decided to raise some money for True Colours Children’s Health Trust before he shaves it off!

COVID-19 has changed the world and I know a lot of charities are doing it a bit tougher as some of their funding streams have reduced. Since this started as my ‘COVID Beard’, I thought I would try do something to get people thinking about giving back to charities where they can – and True Colours are 100% community funded and continue to do great work in the community, so it was an easy choice.

For the tamariki and whanau True Colours support, COVID was yet another challenge for them to conquer, so anything we can raise to help True Colours continue to support these people is absolutely fantastic. I must admit, I have become quite attached to my beard now so it will be sad to see it go, although I’m sure the wife will be a bit happier!”

Seamus, Vivo Salon’s ambassador who works at Hamiltons Centre Place Vivo Salon will be tasked with cutting the beard off on 28 August and Ruth from Ruth Gilmour Photography has kindly agreed to capture a few photos of the occasion.

Brad has an aim to raise $2,000 and appreciates any support to the cause you can provide!

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True Colours Children’s Health Trust supports Waikato families who have a child with a serious health condition. Our free support service has a holistic approach to care understanding the far-reaching impacts that serious illness has on the whole family.

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All funds raised will go to True Colours Children's Health Trust, to help them support Waikato families impacted by their childs serious health condition.

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The Beard is gone!  29 August 2020

Check it out for yourself :)

A big thank you to

Ruth Gilmour Photographer for capturing the monumental shaving of that impressive beard.

Seamus at Vivo for taming the hairy beast

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Patsy on 30 Aug 2020
True Colours Children's Health Trust

Awesome! Thanks Patsy :)

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Guest Donor on 30 Aug 2020
In Memory of darling Grandson - Chaz Hartis
True Colours Children's Health Trust

Thank you so much x

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Campbell on 30 Aug 2020
Sad to see that creature you have nurtured on your face disappear but a worthy cause
True Colours Children's Health Trust

You may be the only one! Thanks for your support :)

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Helen on 30 Aug 2020
True Colours Children's Health Trust

Thanks Helen :)

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Johan on 30 Aug 2020
True Colours Children's Health Trust

Cheers Johan :)

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