A member of staff at The Visitor now looks a bit like Father Christmas – and it’s all for a very good cause.
Graeme Nisbet had his hair, eyebrows and beard bleached after being touched by the story of little Joseph Devaney from Morecambe, who has been fighting leukaemia.
Graeme has been growing his hair until the new year to raise funds for the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Joseph, three, has been treated in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital since being diagnosed with leukaemia in March this year.
His dad Leon used to work for Lancaster and Morecambe Newspapers in the advertising department where Graeme is a media sales consultant.
“I have been incredibly touched by Joseph’s brave battle with his illness,” said Graeme.
“I have also been inspired by Leon’s stories of the amazing work Manchester Children’s Hospital do on a day to day basis and have decided to do something to both raise awareness of the work they do, but also to make a significant contribution towards the money needed to fund such an incredible place.”
Graeme used to have a haircut every week and was obsessed with making sure it was immaculately groomed.
So he says growing his hair and a bushy beard has taken him out of his comfort zone.
Graeme, who is known for taking part in creative stunts for charity, has so far raised more than £1,100.
If you would like to donate then see Graeme’s JustGiving page here HERE