Boro's former captain Ben Gibson is an ambassador for the Hospice and he was quick to round up some of his old team-mates to take part.

Adam Clayton, Dimi Konstantopoulos, Jonny Howson, and Aden Flint have all pledged to support the campaign in the hope of raising funds for the Hospice.

Beardy duo Adam and Dimi are no strangers to facial hair and both will be concentrating on growing moustaches while Jonny and Aden will growing beards.

"We know how important Teesside Hospice is to this area, the great work that people do there, and the impact it has had on so many peoples lives from this region," said Adam.

"The club already works closely with Hospice and we're keen to do our bit and hopefully raise both money and awareness."

You can show your support and donate on our fundraising page