A CHEF braved the clippers with one of his most loyal customers in Cirencester to raise money for a special cause.

Smokehouse chef Neil Johnson, of Cheeky Swine, and Paul Rollett had their locks shaved into colourful mohawks in front of a buzzing audience at the Bee's Knees pub in Cirencester last Friday, May 3 to raise money for The Order of St John Care Trust.

Paul's wife Jane has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and is currently receiving care at the trust's nursing home in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham and Neil wanted to organise an event to support her, the trust and her family during this difficult time.

The chef decided to dye his fresh trim green to mirror the pig's daring hairstyle on his smokehouse brand's logo. 

However, Paul opted for a pearl shade because the colour represents lung cancer. 

Neil said: “We wanted to do something for Jane and Paul, I think the madcap idea might have been his.

"In the end, I think the new style suited him.
“A big thank you to everyone who donated, especially those who came down to offer their support. 

"Thanks also goes to the fabulous businesses in the town, who donated to our raffle - Octavia’s Bookshop, Asha Indian Kitchen, The Barn Theatre, Cotswold Airport, Non Solo Pasta and Indian Rasoi.”