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Harleston man's shave in memory of Maurice Sheldrake




A Harleston man is shaving off his beard and hair in memory of his friend, who died of motor neurone disease.

Paul Nelson, of London Road, has been growing his hair since Maurice Sheldrake, a former shop manager of Rackhams Building Supplies, died in December 2018.

“It’s a matter close to my heart,” said father-of-four Paul.

Paul Nelson is shaving off his beard and hair on December 21 at Rackhams in Harleston. Picture by Mark Bullimore.
Paul Nelson is shaving off his beard and hair on December 21 at Rackhams in Harleston. Picture by Mark Bullimore.

“My son’s girlfriend also lost her father three years ago to the same disease. I thought I’d like to do something.”

Almost a year to the day after Mr Sheldrake’s death, Paul will shave off his hair at Rackhams in Exchange Street on December 21 at 2pm.

Paul is hoping to raise £1,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association by the end of the year.

“If Maurice could see me now with all the hair, he would laugh,” said Paul, a builder.

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“He would find it very amusing. My wife, Sally, is also glad that I’m getting rid of, what she calls, my face fungus.”

To donate, visit his fundraising page.


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