THERE will be some hairy fundraising going on at Sainsbury’s in Didcot today.

Staff from the store will be having their heads, beards and even eyebrows shaved to raise money for Oxford Children’s Hospital.

The stunt is being organised by Oxfordshire charity Play2Give, which raises funds for the hospital at the John Radcliffe site in Headington.

Shoppers will be asked to sponsor the shavers by dropping donations into a bucket, and they can also join in for a spontaneous scalping.

Counter assistant Luke Norris, 20, is among the self-nominated ‘victims’ and charity founder Andrew Baker says he will be helping with “butchering” some facial hair.

“I just hope I don’t end up bald too”, he added.

The store, at Didcot’s Orchard Centre, nominated Play2Give as its local charity for 2015 and has raised £3,000 so far.

Mr Baker, 26, founded the charity in September 2007 after receiving treatment throughout childhood at the Oxford hospitals following a brain injury at birth.

He began fundraising for the Oxford Children’s Hospital in 2003 aged 14 as a pupil at Didcot’s St Birinus School.

Play2Give has raised more than £33,150 since 2007 with more than £26,700 going to Oxford Children’s Hospital.