Hairy Hadleigh staff mark colleague’s death with charity face fuzz

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A HADLEIGH firm’s tip-top top lip tomfoolery helped them commemorate a colleague’s tragic death by more than tripling their fundraising target.

Staff at Celotex Insulation grew moustaches in December to mark the first anniversary of the death of sales director Richard Crisp, who was killed by a drink-driver in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire in December 2010 and known within the company for his facial hair.

More than 20 staff took part and raised a grand total of £3,575 for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, which easily surpassed their initial target of £1,000.

Marketing co-ordinator Tina Smith said: “I think Richard would have been quite chuffed – he got quite a bit of ribbing over his moustache.

“This is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this and we weren’t quite sure what we would achieve, so to get way beyond our target was really good.”