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A PUB is hosting a week-long fundraising extravaganza for Cancer Research.

The White Hart, in East Street, Havant, kicked off the week with a retro disco on Monday.

Now, 50-year-old regular Malcolm Groves has agreed to shave off his shoulder-length hair to add some more money to the coffers.

Mr Groves, from Havant, has been growing his hair for decades.

The head shave will take place on Sunday between midday and 4pm, when the pub will host a horse race event with 50 per cent of all winnings going to the cancer charity.

There will also be a raffle with lots of top prizes donated by local businesses. On Thursday there will be karaoke while on Friday there will be a charity disco.

Paul Wright, the landlord, said: ‘We chose to donate to Cancer Research UK as it is a charity that many people relate to and a lot of people we know have been affected by cancer.

‘We have been amazed at how generous people have been – already we’ve raised £1,300 this week. And £1,000 of that was donated by just one anonymous person.

‘For the raffle, people and businesses have donated some top quality prizes.’