Moustache gets the snip for Altwood memorial statue

Moustache gets the snip for Altwood memorial statue

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Sophie Flowers

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Moustache gets the snip for Altwood memorial statue

A trademark moustache got the snip in a fundraising shave yesterday.

Terry Freshwater, caretaker of Altwood School, Maidenhead, gave the honour to two year-seven students after running a competition for pupils to guess his weight, height, shoe size and how many miles he walks in a day.

Neil Rutlidge, 11, and Olivia Rampton, 12, both came closest to correctly guessing that Terry is 10 and a half stone, 5ft 11', shoe size seven and he walked 17 and a quarter miles on a given day.

The 60-year-old said Olivia was 'quite nervous' about the shave but the pair carried it off with style.

"It was great fun and they enjoyed it," he added.

His father and grandfather both sported the facial hair and the caretaker, who lives on site at the Altwood Road school, said it's a family trademark which he hopes to grow back this month.

The shave raised nearly £200 for the fund to replace a statue in memory of four Altwood schoolboys who died on a school trip in 1988.

It was stolen from Ray Mill Island in October and an appeal has been launched to replace it.

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