Hairy time at Spa thanks to British Beard Club

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SCARBOROUGH Spa is lined up for a fun event with a difference this weekend with a free gathering organised by the British Beard Club.

Men with beards are invited – and women and children too because there will be false beards available to wear.

Beards, Beer and Barabbas promises a relaxed afternoon for all the family in the Sun Court tomorrow from 2pm with a number of fun contests for styles ranging from styled stubble to full beards.

Organiser Anthony Springall, who is also known as “Captain Ants”, said there was a False Beard Freestyle category so that women and children could also take part.

The idea originally grew from a conversation when he was attending last year’s world beard championships in Norway – his own facial display has also taken him to Alaska – where a group of the British entrants were talking about an event later this year in Brighton.

Entry for the event is free and organisers have requested donations towards The Prostate Cancer Charity.