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Chief Exec says goodbye to his beard for charity

Chief Exec says goodbye to his beard for charity


Flagship Group Chief Executive David McQuade has said goodbye to his beard in aid of The Helping Harry Trust.


After one year of growth, the impressive facial hair has been replaced with an "almost" clean-shaven face. All the action was live streamed from the @_FlagshipGroup twitter account and will be available via


Although many people liked David’s hairy look, equally as many are pleased to see his face once again – especially his wife and family.


The Helping Harry Trust was set up to support two year old Harry Charlesworth. Harry suffered strokes prior to being born which left him with severe brain damage. As a result, Harry has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, breathing difficulties and is tube fed.


David said: “I’m delighted to be able to do something for such a worthy cause. Harry is a brave boy indeed. Any money raised will help Harry get the essential equipment, treatment and care he needs to have the best future possible.”


Harry’s mum Hayley said: “We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received for Harry and delighted David has decided to raise money for our cause. Despite the challenges Harry faces, he is such a happy little boy and as a family we are still coming to terms with this new reality but we are growing stronger and more resilient each day.”


To sponsor David and support The Helping Harry Trust please visit: including the reference: DAVID-BEARD.

The “beard off” has also marked the start of Flagship Group’s 2018 Charity League where teams across the business will raise money carrying out various activities for their chosen charity throughout the year.

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