We have some brilliant supporters, and one of them is Simon Bullock, who reached for the razor and removed his 10-year-old beard and raised more than £2,000 for GNAAS.

Simon is a senior paramedic in the rapid assessment treatment area at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and braved the shave to ensure his protective FFP3 mask fits correctly.

FFP3 masks are a key part of the personal protective equipment required where there is a suspicion or confirmation of Covid-19.

FFP3 masks work by ensuring that there is a tight seal between the face of the wearer and the mask, however facial hair can compromise the effectiveness of the seal.

We just want to say a big thank-you to Simon whose fundraising will help us continue to remain operational and be there for

those people who need us the most.

If you would like to sponsor Simon, visit his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simon-bullock8