Media Release: Councillor Donnie Kerr shaves off amazing beard to raise funds for charity


COUNCILLOR Donnie Kerr decided to give up his amazing beard for Carr Gomm.

He shaved it all off and went bare faced to raise money for our organisation.

The original goal was to raise £250 but with everyone’s support and donations Councillor Kerr manged to more than double his total to a fantastic £623.26!

The money raised will be used to provide activities and opportunities for children and adults supported by Carr Gomm across the Highlands.

It will provide additional excursions and activities for adults and children with their workers. Recent activities have included trips away. Although these seem like regular days out, this can allow carers to have a full day of respite and a whole day of fun and meaningful activities for the person supported.

Councillor Kerr is a keen supporter of Carr Gomm and the work it does and enjoys visiting their charity shop in Inverness.

Asia Couston, Carr Gomm’s Inverness shop manager, said: “I’m very impressed. It was very kind of Donnie to volunteer to help us.

“He’s one of our regular customers; he regularly shops for books with us. He always has a chat with the volunteers and some of the customers. He’s a great character – a kind of entertainment when he comes in.

“We knew that he had raised funds for Highland Hospice previously and this time he kindly volunteered to do it for us. I would also like to thank everyone who donated!”

You can find out more about Carr Gomm and how to donate by going to their website:


Notes to editor:

  • For more information please contact Karen White. marketing and communications officer for Carr Gomm on 0131 659 4734 or
  • Carr Gomm is a leading Scottish social care charity (SC033491) with strong core values at its heart.
  • Our mission is to provide person-centred care and support services to individuals with a wide range of support needs, and to work with deprived communities to tackle health inequalities and social isolation.
  • Currently, we are working in 16 local authority areas across Scotland, supporting more than 1,700 people to do the things that are important to them – in everyday life as well as planning for the future and realising their ambitions. We are also working with local partner organisations and community groups across the country, helping communities address the challenges they face.


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Contact: Karen White
Phone: 01316594734