He had his beloved beard and hair shaved off in memory of his Nanna with support of his Chess friends.
Mark Hardy from our Customer Service Satisfaction Team said:
“I decided to Brave the Shave for Macmillan as my Nanna passed away two years ago from cancer. Selfishly, I didn’t really think about Macmillan until it was our time to be supported. The work they did to help us was incredible and I really wanted to give something back.”
“I cannot do many physical things to raise money for charity, which is why I opted to Brave the Shave. I chose to do it here at Chess because one of the great things about the company is as soon as you raise £100, they also add £100 which is even better for the charity. Plus, it’s a chance to show the wider community what us Chess People are willing to do to play our part!”
Kate Wood Head of Knowledge and Culture at Chess said:
“At Chess we encourage all our people to play their part in the wider community, but Mark has gone over and above by shaving all his hair off!! I am sure he will have inspired other people to follow suit. I felt really bad the day it happened as I ignored him in the street – I didn’t recognise him! Well done Mark!”