Fermanagh man makes the cut to raise funds for nature

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Elvin Higgins, before he cut his hair and afterElvin Higgins, before he cut his hair and after

A Fermanagh wildlife enthusiast has been growing his hair and beard, for almost two years, to raise funds for local nature conservation charity Ulster Wildlife.

Elvin Higgins, from Lisbellaw, raised over £634.20 for local wildlife and wild places by getting his friends and family to sponsor him to grow his hair by a whopping ten inches, before taking the chop recently.

Speaking about why he chose to do this, Elvin said: “Living in Fermanagh, there is so much opportunity to see and enjoy wildlife – we are very privileged.

“Spending time in nature also helps us deal with the day-to-day pressures of modern life and is good for our body and soul, so it’s important we do all that we can to help protect it.

“I hope that my donation will go some way to doing just that and will help make a difference to Ulster Wildlife’s work for nature on my doorstep.”

Elvin is planning to volunteer with Ulster Wildlife in Fermanagh through its ‘Save Our Magnificent Meadows’ project, helping to protect and restore our remaining wildflower meadows and their wildlife.

Vickie Chambers, Supporter Relationship Manager with Ulster Wildlife warmly welcomed Elvin’s donation. She said: “A huge thank you to Elvin for his amazing fundraising efforts – we are very impressed – and to everyone who supported him! Elvin’s donation will make a huge difference to protecting wildlife and wild places across Northern Ireland.

“As a local charity, we are very grateful for all the wild and wonderful fundraising idea’s, however, big or small, so if you’d like to help give nature a helping hand, get in touch.”

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