A WARM head of hair isn’t a priority for one Darlington student, who has had his golden locks shaved off in the name of charity.

Danny Stevens had his head shaved at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, in Darlington, today (Thursday, December 13), watched by a large crowd of fellow students and supporters.

About £1,500 has so far been raised, which is set to be donated to St Teresa’s Hospice, where 18-year-old Danny regularly volunteers.

The hospice relies on donations to keep its operation going, offering therapies and support to many of the region’s sickest people.

Originally setting the goal at £200, the project quickly gained momentum when the college got involved, organising a non-uniform day and it is hoped the final figure raised will be close to £2,000.

Danny said: “I gain so much personally from helping at St Teresa's and Christmas is a good time to give something back.

“The hospice is a much more joyful place than people imagine.

“The staff are upbeat, people don't want to be mournful and there's a lot of laughter as well as sad moments.

To sponsor Danny, visit justgiving.com/danny-stevens1