Sean Conway having beard shaved off
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Lands End to John O'Groats swimmer shaves off beard

9 December 2013 Last updated at 20:44 GMT

A man who took four and half months to swim the length of Great Britain shaves off the beard he grew to ward off jellyfish.

Sean Conway grew it to protect his face after being stung 10 times.

He swam from Lands End to John O'Groats, via Ireland, to raise money for charity.

BBC Points West's Fiona Lamdin reports.