A ROMSEY man is preparing to dye his hair pink for charity.

Paul Hollingworth, a retired Southampton General Hospital employee, will be colouring his hair for Cancer Research to support Caffe Nero staff who are already planning to raise money for the charity.

The 67-year-old said: “My wife has cancer and the staff at Caffe Nero wanted to buy her a wig. I said ‘if you’re going to do that I am going to dye my hair pink’.

“I also wanted to get involved because we have at least ten people in Romsey Abbey who suffer from cancer.

“I am going to have my hair dyed at around two o’clock on June 21 at home.

“I am quite excited to have it done, because it is a statement and hopefully it might encourage people to ask questions so I can promote cancer awareness.”

He added: “I am going to have my hair dyed by Rhiannon Wilmott, who is our children’s and families worker at Romsey Abbey, as she dyes her hair a lot and that is why she is going to do mine.

“As I am a deacon at the Romsey Abbey, I will be running a congregation on Sunday at ten o’clock where around 250 people will see my hair.

“Hopefully they will join in with helping raise awareness and raising money for Cancer research.”

Paul told the Advertiser he has never dyed his hair before because he wanted it to be “natural”.

After Paul’s hair is transformed from grey to pink, he will go to Caffe Nero to take pictures with the staff which he will post on social media.