A HAIRY challenge has been taken up by three men in Wey-mouth.

Wayne Jordan, 45, Wayne Cross, 38, and John Jones, 39, will grow their hair for the next six months to raise money to help others.

It comes as a daring task for the friends who have shaved their hair off for years.

Money raised will go to the Chalbury ward at Melcombe Day Hospital to help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Mr Jordan, of Almer Road, said the challenge is in memory of his wife Sue’s dad, Dennis Fitzgerald, who passed away last year.

Mr Fitzgerald suffered from Alzheimer’s and his son-in-law is hoping to help others in the same situation.

He added: “We wanted to give the money to a local cause and to help people who suffer with Alz-heimer’s and dementia.

“I have shaved my head for 15 years so it is going to be difficult.

“We were all playing darts when we came up with the idea.”

The challenge began on September 14 and will end after six months.

Martina Pitcher, landlady of the Market House Tavern in Weymouth, said she would help to organise a charity event at the end.

She said: “We are hoping to raise more money at the end with a charity event where we can auction off the hair. It should help them raise further funds, it is for such a good cause.”

The group are collecting sponsorship money at Jewson Ltd on the Granby Industrial Estate and at the Market House pub in Weymouth town centre.