Pino’s losing his long locks for charity

HAIR RAISING: Phillip 'Pino' Saunders is shaving his head for charity
HAIR RAISING: Phillip 'Pino' Saunders is shaving his head for charity

Plucky Phillip ‘Pino’ Saunders is losing his long locks in a bid to raise cash for charities close to his heart.

Three charities are set to benefit as Pino shaves off the 16in. ponytail he spent the last five-and-a-half years growing.

Pino, an ardent heavy metal fan who lives and works at Emmaus Burnley, is also getting rid of three months’ worth of beard, with a cut-throat head and face shave on Friday, May 31st at Emma B’s in Colne Road, Burnley.

“Part of the Emmaus ethos is to take part in acts of solidarity, doing things for people who are worse off than you,” he said.

Pino is raising cash for Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes and will donate his ponytail to The Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for cancer sufferers.

To sponsor Pino, go to {http://www.justgiving.com/phillipsaunders|www.justgiving.com/phillipsaunders}