Estate agent Josh Baker braves the shave for Pilgrims Hospice

Josh Baker gets ready to brave the shave

A fantastic £3,000 has been raised for Pilgrims Hospice after estate agent Josh Baker went bald-faced after a challenge at a charity event.

Josh, who works at Cooke & Co, has lovingly grown and trimmed his beard for five years but was challenged by his boss to undergo the shave for charity.

Josh said: “It started just over a year ago at a very drunken charity event when my boss, Damien Cooke, asked how much it would cost him to get me to go clean shaven after almost five years.

“Thinking he’d never agree I said £2,000 to the Pilgrims Hospice and we’d have a deal. He said yes and amazingly he’s coming through with it!”

Josh decided he wanted to raise an additional £500 and set up a justgiving page.

He said: “Despite initially thinking I’d struggle to raise the £500 as there was only a little over two weeks to do the fundraising, the response was incredible.”

Josh, who braved the shave last month, raised  another £1,000 on top of the £2,000 from Damien.


  1. Like the look of that barber shop. Which one is it please. Apart from planning my next haircut they surely deserve a plug too for their part in the event. Well done to all concerned.

  2. Very thankful for those that care about those of us who suffer from illness that will eventually see us in hospice. Also, for the many of my friends who have had a much less painful, physically and emotionally, death. And then the support for the families and friends is amazing. The ones stepping up to support are appreciated greatly. They are heroes. Thanks!!❤️

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