A DENBIGH MAN who dyed his beard and hair the colours of the rainbow to raise money for a local hospice, has collected £2,000.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, Ty Gobaith charity shops have had to close and have been in need of financial support.

As a result of this, Gwyn ''Squeek' Jones, who is one of the owners of Graig Motors garage in Denbigh, has managed to raise a total of £2,000 for the children's hospices.

The 64-year-old, who grew up in Prion and has also lived in Nantglyn, usually sports a short stubbly beard.

However, during lockdown he decided to grow it out, originally planning to shave just half off for charity, but later deciding to dye it in Ty Gobaith's colours of the rainbow instead.

As a result of Gwyn's fantastic fundraising efforts, Ty Gobaith's local children's hospices will now benefit from all of the £2000 raised.

Over the weekend, Gwyn was finally able to shave his overgrown facial hair after weeks of raising some much needed money, and at the same time, putting smiles on several faces in the local area.

Talking about his fundraising efforts, Gwyn's proud daughter, Kerry Crayden said: "I'm very proud of my crazy kind-hearted dad raising money for such a great charity. He’s a great sport that goes along with crazy ideas.

"He has made so many people smile and laugh with his colourful beard which is great at this present time.

"The grand total raised for Hope house children’s hospice, Ty Gobaith with all the kind donations and gift aid is just over an amazing £2000.

"I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone that donated and shared the fundraiser, a big thanks to all the local garages that supported dad as well.

"He has finally been allowed to shave off his beard now!"

To make any further donations to Gwyn's Ty Gobaith fundraiser, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kerry-crayden1

Alternatively, to help out Ty Gobaith Conwy directly, contact 01492 651900 or care@tygobaith.org.uk. You can also visit : www.hopehouse.org.uk/contactus for more information.