Decembeard is a nationwide initiative to support sponsored beard growing in support of Bowel Cancer UK.
But we thought we would get you in the mood with some South Tyneside beard growing – and beard removing – scenes from the past. Who do you recognise in our retro colection?
Are you in the spotlight yourself? Take a look and then get in touch with your own memories.
1. Comparing beards in 2010
Steven Bruce, left, and friends were raising money for charity by growing beards. Also pictured were Mark Jones, John Brown, Nick Sandy and Glenn Holmstrom.
2. Ryan's retro reminder from 2014
Asda colleague Ryan Owens had his hair and beard shaved off to raise money for the Tickled Pink Campaign . Christine Love, left, and Mavis Maughan checkout Ryan's new look in 2014.
Photo: Tim Richardson
3. Joe's festive gesture in 2008
Joe Grant was in the spotlight in 2008 when his Santa beard was shaved off for a worthy cause. Remember this?
4. Magnificent matthew
Matthew Wann grew a beard in 2015 and then walked around with it half shaved off for a week to raise funds for charity. Remember this?
Photo: Stu Norton