Grow a beard to help fight bowel cancer

Frank Dutton
Frank Dutton

A volunteer at the University of Bedfordshire has taken part in the launch of a campaign to fight bowel cancer.

Frank Dutton, 46, featured at the launch of the Decembeard 2015 campaign in London on Thursday, September 24, in tribute to his father who died from the disease.

Beating Bowel Cancer’s Decembeard fundraising campaign asks men to stop shaving during December to raise funds to support those affected by bowel cancer, the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.

Frank featured in the Me, My Beard and Why photographic exhibition unveiled at the event. The special exhibition by award-winning street photographer, GarconJon, tells the story of brave, bearded individuals who have been affected by bowel cancer and who are supporting the campaign in aid of the charity Beating Bowel Cancer.

Frank, who gives campus tours at the university and is studying to become a primary schoolteacher, has a very personal reason to support the campaign as his father died of bowel cancer when Frank was just two years old.

Visit www.decembeard.org and www.beatingbowelcancer.org