Brave nursing assistant Paul Humphries took a day’s holiday to cycle from 8am to 8pm in the reception area at Swindon's Drove Veterinary Hospital in aid of BBC Children in Need.
If this was not enough Paul had grown his nearly black hair and amazing ‘Elvis’ sideburns in order to have them shaved completely off on the day!
And there’s more… he had his hair dyed with peroxide to make it Pudsey colour and had red, green & blue spots sprayed on to match Pudsey’s new 2007 look.
Veterinary receptionist Mandy Robinson wielded the clippers (human hairdressers, not animals) and made short work of demolishing Paul’s splendid locks, while other staff members continued the bike ride.
BBC Radio came along and covered the event, bringing along the ‘real’ Pudsey, whose luck was in when our Veterinary Ophthalmologist , Clare Glover checked out his poorly eye. Clare examined both eyes with an Ophthalmoscope to look at his retinas and lens, and found that his right eye was beyond repair with no sight at all.
Clients and staff alike enjoyed the event and Paul hopes his head shave will raise in excess of £200.