CHARITY bosses have launched a fundraising challenge that is sure to grow on you.

Dads, brothers, sons, nephews, grandads and uncles are being urged to grow a beard this December in support of Bowel Cancer UK.

Taking part in Decembeard is simple – all you need to do is clean shave on November 30 and then let your facial fuzz grow throughout the following month.

Those who already have a beard can take part in the fundraising campaign by dyeing, ditching or decorating their whiskers instead.

A spokesperson said: “Bowel cancer is Scotland’s second biggest cancer killer but it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.”

To sign up, visit