A SPONSORED head shave was held at a Pershore care home in memory of a much-loved father-in-law.

Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Pershore watched on as fundraiser Lee Haines, braved the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 37-year-old, of Pershore, was motivated to brave the shave in memory of his father-in-law Derek Hope, known as Dek, who died from throat cancer in 2012.

His wife Kerrie, a senior care assistant at the home, said: "I am really very proud of Lee."

She added: "I think my dad would have found this all hilarious. Lee has always been known for his long hair, so I’m sure he will be very cold now."

Mr Haine's big trim took place on Tuesday, August 29, and wife Kerrie, eagerly took to the clippers to shave off his long locks.

Residents and visitors at the home were also able to enjoy tea and cake as the event doubled as a Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Sponsorship money is still coming in, and Kerrie and Lee said they have been "overwhelmed" with the support.

Brave the Shave is a national campaign raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and has thousands of people standing proudly with all those who are living with, or have been affected by cancer.

Part of Sanctuary Group, Sanctuary Care provide services for the elderly, including residential, nursing and dementia care.