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Wolves' fan Mrs Davidson won the once in a lifetime opportunity to shave, design or colour Tyrone McCarthy’s infamous beard.
Wolves' fan Mrs Davidson won the once in a lifetime opportunity to shave, design
or colour Tyrone McCarthy’s infamous beard.
She left the all-important decision to her grandson Henry, 12, who plays for local side Latchford Albion Unicorns u12s. Henry opted for dying the beard bright green ahead of the London away fixture last week.
The transformation took place at Samuel Peter Hairdressing with the venture helping to raise hundreds of pound for Tyrone’s Africa trip at the end of the year.
It was somewhat of a family affair as Louise Cassidy, creative director at Samuel Peter, is Tyrone’s cousin and she was set the task of carrying out the transformation.
"He was still smiling and green’s an alright colour. Dying a beard was definitely a first for me especially as I know it is Tyrone’s pride and joy.
"It’s nice to see Tyrone giving something back and he’s able to share something that he loves doing on this trip. We are very proud of him.”
The salon also added their support to the cause by kindly donating £200 to the money already raised through ticket sales.
Tyrone spent over an hour in the salon hot seat and said: "It’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I might even keep it for a while! Henry did a great job picking the colour and I must thank the salon for everything going to plan! We had a lot of interest from the fans with tickets sold at the ground and in the salon. We’ve raised over £1000 which will go a long way to helping take kit and resources over in November. I’ve got quite attached to my beard over the last year but it’s all been for a good cause and will be rewarding to go over there and help the local communities. "
Tyrone will travel over to Africa in
November through GIVEE (Groups Involved in Voluntary Educational Experiences) to
teach rugby in schools to the children and their teachers helping in the
development of a Third World community. The money raised from the draw will go
now towards supporting the trip as well as going some way to providing the
schools with kits and resources.