Beards for Justice, the pressure group that is championing the cause of greater acceptance of face-fuzz in society, has today announced a new awareness drive in the hope of getting their message across to the public at large.
Their Spokesman Brian Blessed, bellowed:
"Worrrahahaha! The beard is a much maligned addition to any man, or for that matter woman's, boat race. In times gone by there were no razors so we all ran about with the full beard.
It seems a shame that nowadays, beardies like me, are pilloried by society and generally treated as second-class citizens. Worrrahahaha!"
We asked Brian what was planned to heighten the group's campaign and he told us of a whole range of initiatives, right from 'beardy bring and buy sales' to the beardy comedy sketch group (The Beardy Boys).
This comprises of a group of hirsute actors and comedians who will tour Summer Fayres later this year and perform the famous class sketch originally performed by Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker and John Cleese.
"So next time you see a bloke with a beard - stop and think. We're people too you know. Worrr! Worrr! Worrrahahaha!" said Brian.