A close shave to help raise money for disability charity

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A PUB manager gave up his rock and roll look by shaving his hair off – all in the name of charity.

Dan Tull, who is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner, was front man of rock band The Magic Mushrooms.

To play the part, the 32-year-old from Portsmouth had 12-inch long hair, which had taken him years to grow.

But he said goodbye to his locks when it was suggested he shaved his head to raise money for a girl who suffers from Rett Syndrome.

Dan, manager of the Pelham Arms in Chichester Road, Portsmouth, said: ‘I used to be in a rock band and had hair past my shoulders.

‘People had often said would I cut it off, but I said no. Then the pub started fundraising for a girl called Robyn Perriman, who has Rett Syndrome.

‘We organised a gig in the pub, activities in the garden and I also decided to have my hair cut off.’

He added: ‘It’s just my way of trying to help someone out and my hair alone raised £1,400. It did feel strange in the mornings when I couldn’t run my fingers through my hair. But the whole weekend in August raised £5,000.’

Dan, who used to be a builder, is also hoping to get a team together to re-model Robyn’s garden at her home in Laburnum Road, Waterlooville, in the summer.

Rett Syndome is a brain disorder, and means Robyn needs a wheelchair and round-the-clock medication.