This came about, like all great ideas, in the pub one weekday evening; a Singapore bar rather than an English pub in this instance.
I shall sport a beard until a pre-defined target has been achieved. There is every chance this target will not be reached before my dear mother's birthday on 11th June, for which I am returning to the UK.
Please do give generously for this fantastic cause alongside my mild stupidity.
Thank you for your kind support.