Motorcycle enthusiast Peter Lee from Redruth has decided to have his hair shaved off to raise vital funds for Children's Hospice South West and then donate his discarded locks to the Little Princess Trust.

Peter, aged 69, is the vice chairman of the Cornwall section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club and as part of his role he books speakers for the club and back in May they were given a talk from Alice Merrett, community fundraiser at CHSW.

Following the inspiring talk Peter decided he wanted to raise money for the charity which needs to raise over £3 million a year to run its Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell, not to mention it’s two other hospices in Devon and Bristol.

On December 16 at 3pm, Peter will have his shoulder length hair shaved at the Atlantic Café in Portreath by Steph Jones the hair and beauty manager at Truro and Penwith College, and is encouraging people to come along to watch and help raise funds or to make a donation beforehand.

Peter has a love for and owns both classic bikes and an Austin 7, and as a result the Cornwall section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club and Austin 7 Owners' Club will arrive prior to the event and will be stationed in the car park.

Following a tour of Little Harbour at one of its monthly open days, Peter said: “Having seen first-hand the excellent help and care they give to children with life limiting illnesses and their parents I decided to try to help raise some money for them by shaving off my unruly head of hair this December.”

Donations can be made to Peter Lee's head shave by searching for his online donation page through Virgin Money Giving. Peter is also organising a woolly hat competition, so far 80 hats have been made, and he will be choosing his favourite three and the rest will be sold for donations to the hospice.