Having placed the future of his beard in the hands of supporters, Southport midfielder Luke George underwent a shave on Saturday.

After three months of fundraising, fans voted for the midfielder’s beard to be removed, raising £1,151.76 in the process.

The beard was shaved in front of fans in the Grandstand Bar following Saturday’s draw against Nuneaton Town. The shave was started by young supporter Lewis Welsh and completed by fan Steve Wignall, who had donated to the campaign.

Supporters had donated since November based on whether they thought Luke’s trademark beard should be shaved or saved.

Of the money raised, over £900 will go to Diabetes UK, a charity nominated by Luke as his sister, Holly, who was present at the shave, has suffered from diabetes since the age of 12.

Trust in Yellow would like to thank Luke for taking on the project with such enthusiasm and to all the supporters who donated.

Photos of the shave are below.

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