“STUPIDITY rather than bravery” led to one man’s bold decision to get a charity logo shaved into the back of his head.

Stephen Cutting, of Christchurch, allowed barbers to lop off his shoulder-length hair and style the Macmillan Cancer Support design in bold blue and green.

The 23-year-old decided to go for the drastic choice to raise money for the Christchurch branch of the organisation, based at the town’s hospital in Fairmile Road. He said: “It was getting pretty long, but it’s all been shaved off now.

“It’s nice and green and it’s got a pretty funky Macmillan logo, which I’m really pleased with. I think it looks quite drastic but it’s really well done.”

Stephen, who will shortly leave Dorset for Australia to train as a diving instructor, decided to support Macmillan Caring Locally after nurses with the charity supported his late mother, Helen Mary Cutting, through her treatment. “They helped my mum in 2006,” he said.

“My brother and my sister are both disabled – they both have cerebral palsy, so it was even harder. But they took great care of all of us and I wanted to do anything I could to help.”

And the haircut is already raising funds for the cause.

“I walked from Christchurch towards Southbourne the other day and I made £35 for Macmillan just through people stopping me in the street,” he said. “To be honest, I did it more out of stupidity than bravery, but I’m pleased with the result.”

He visited Mark James Hair Care and Design in St Catherine’s Road, Southbourne, to have the cut, and said: “I’d like to say thanks to everyone who works there.They’ve been brilliant.”

For more information, or to donate to Macmillan Caring Locally, visit macmillanlocal.org/donate