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Kilburn pub landlord to shave off beard for hospice charity that looked after pal

Donations will be collected for St John's Hospice

10 March, 2017 — By William McLennan

A PUB landlord is to shave off his bushy beard to raise funds for a hospice that cared for a friend and punter in his final days.

Richard Chaney, publican at the Coopers Arms in Kilburn High Road, will cut off the beard he has been growing for more than a year at the pub on Saturday evening, with donations going to St John’s Hospice in Grove End Road.

Mr Chaney said he wanted to do something to help the hospice, which had cared for his pal Ted Moran. “I’ve had a few customers in there and a friend of mine died there last year. He was a customer, but he was a good friend for a lot of years too,” he said.

Donations can be made in cash on the night or directly through the charity’s website.

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