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FUZZY FACES CELEBRATED AT CANBERRA BEARD DAY

Image Credits - @kingomalleys/Facebook

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, beards in all their forms were celebrated in Civic on Sunday.

Around 200 bearded men flocked to King O’Malley’s for Australian Beard Day – where they competed for some pretty coveted titles!

Matt Leonard took out Canberra’s Best Beard for his uniquely styled creation.

Matt’s a member of the local CanBeards – Canberra’s beard and moustache club.

“He’d styled his moustache and beard into a very unusual shape. A lot of work went into it. There were curly bits and points bits,” King O’Malley’s Managing Director, Peter Barclay, said.

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Matt’s wasn’t the only impressive beard..

“We saw very long beards, very full bears, very healthy beards, some creative goatees, but overall it was a mixed bag, a very high standard,” Peter said.

“Everyone there with a beard felt right at home so to speak. They were supported by their wives and girlfriends, children, family, friends, brothers and sisters. It was a really fantastic community event.”

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The event raises money for White Ribbon Australia.

“Over a thousand dollars has been raised. Most of the money came in gold coin donations and we’re still tallying them up. Ongoing is the Grow a Winter Beard Campaign and people can still go online and donate to that,” Peter said.

You can donate here.

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It looks like the beard phenomenon isn’t going to pass any time soon..

CanBeards is preparing a submission to hold the International World and Beard Championship in Canberra in 2021!

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