BILL RAMSEY, General Manager at The White Hart Royal Hotel in Moreton in Marsh, let his children take the clippers to his hair in a fundraiser for Huntingdon's Disease England and Wales.

The decision to ‘Brave The Shave’ followed the sad passing of Bill’s older brother Alan, who had a long and courageous battle against Huntingdon's Disease.

The target of Bill’s fundraiser was £1000, which was quickly surpassed thanks to generous donations from friends, family and colleagues.

Bill said: “My brother was a strong and uniquely willed man and touched many people in his life with his enduring spirit, so I thought a head shave would be my own unique way of demonstrating my loss.”

“My wife Kate had never seen me without my beard which I'd had for twelve years so it was a bit of a shock all round when I got out the shaver and our children Caitlin, aged 3, and Lauchlan, 6, helped shave my head”

“It did feel very odd I have to say and was a bit of a surprise for customers and family friends but everyone has most generously rallied to the cause and helped me raise over £1400 for the charity through my Just Giving page," he said.

The charity Huntingdon's Disease England and Wales exists to support anyone who is affected by the illness. It pursues the best possible care; provides training and advice to families and professionals; raises awareness; and promotes research towards better treatment and ultimately a cure.