A man from Plumstead is raising money for charity by shaving his head (hint: he currently has a lot of hair).

Ross Hardy, 40, will be shaving all his hair off later this year for the Little Princess Trust.

He said: "I've had long hair for around 20 years now, but on November 2nd, I will be going completely bald.

"My hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for young people who have lost their hair due to illness.

"Any money raised will be split between my son's Beaver unit (27th Woolwich, based in Plumstead), as I'm a strong believer in Scouting and CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a mental health charity focusing on trying to prevent male suicides."

You can donate to the fundraiser here.

Scouting has been in Ross' blood since he was in the very first wave of Beavers when it officially became part of the Scouting movement in 1986.

He said: "Before my son was born, I was determined that he would follow in my footsteps and have found a lovely home with the 27th Woolwich unit.

"This is my way to thank them for all that they do for my son and hope to raise some needed funds for equipment and activities for them."

Ross' wife is also a mental health nurse, and having suffered from mental health issues including a breakdown earlier this year, he knew that he would want to raise awareness and funds for a charity in this field.

He is also doing this in memory of some very special musicians.

Ross said: "I'm doing this in memory of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Keith Flint of The Prodigy, as being fans of both artists, I have been saddened that mental illness took them from us."

And lastly, he chose the charity CALM because they are leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and cater more towards mental health in men.

Mac's Hair in The Slade have been kind enough to offer their services and Ross is looking forward to hopefully make other people's lives a bit brighter.