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Bus driver takes dare loss on the chin

Owen Townsend is preparing to say goodbye to his beard as part of a Movember dare. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times
Owen Townsend is preparing to say goodbye to his beard as part of a Movember dare. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times Barclay White

OWEN Townsend can't remember the last time a razor touched his face.

But next Friday night, the Kingaroy bus driver will be having his distinctive beard and moustache shaved off in a Movember dare.

When he heard about Kingaroy RSL raising money for the Movember men's health fundraiser, he issued them a challenge.

If they raised $1000 in the month, he would let them shave off his facial hair.

"For me it's a very important cause," Mr Townsend said.

"My foster father died of cancer and my biological father died of cancer as well.

"And I've had a couple of scares recently myself."

As the funds flowed in to the RSL, Mr Townsend realised he would have to make good on his bold promise.

But it wouldn't be easy.

"People won't recognise me," he said

The bus driver won't be incognito for long, however. Come the end of the month, he'll again forgo the razor.

"I'm going to grow it back for next year's Movember," he said.

Details

Owen will shave it all off at the end of Movember Mo Party at Kingaroy RSL on Friday, November 28, at 7.30pm.

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