Earby man didn’t shave or cut his hair for six months

Scott Clarkson receives the Shaw Greening Award from Earby Town Council Chairman Coun. Chris Tennant. (S)
Scott Clarkson receives the Shaw Greening Award from Earby Town Council Chairman Coun. Chris Tennant. (S)

An Earby man who went on a six month hirsute pursuit to raise thousands of pounds for charity has been given a community prize.

Scott Clarkson (23), of Long Green, Earby, raised £4,500 for Pendleside Hospice after he decided to grow his hair and a beard at the turn of the year.

His hairy endeavours culminated in June with his first haircut and shave of 2014. The honour of being barber was also auctioned off on the same day as a charity car wash.

Scott, who is a familiar face to many as a barman at Earby Conservative Club, has now been handed Earby Town Council’s Shaw Greening Award for his charitable effort.

The award is handed out annually to young people in the old Earby parish who have excelled in varying fields.

Scott said: “I would just like to take the opportunity to say thank you to those who put my name forward and everybody who contributed in the six months. It’s nice to receive something in return.

“I’ve got a few ideas for future fund-raising activities and the car wash may become an annual thing.”

Coun. Tennant said: “It’s another good recipient of the award. Scott raised a lot of money for the local hospice and was an out and out winner so well done to him.”