A MAYOR has been robbed of his facial fuzz in the name of charity.

Harwich Town Mayor Dave McLeod had his trademark beard removed by staff at Salons 2 on Friday and raised more than £350 for the Mayoress Appeal.

“I have had half a beard for about two and a half years so it is strange to be without it. I have discovered another chin hiding which I did not know about before,” said Mr McLeod.

“Lots of people have donated and I would like to thank them, as well as Salons 2 for their expertise in removing it.

“I will be growing it back starting from tomorrow, though.”