STAFF and residents at a care home have let their hair down to raise money for a good cause.

Maiden Castle House in Dorchester hosted a crazy hair day to fundraise for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, a charity supporting people with life-limiting illnesses and their families across east Dorset.

Residents were given the opportunity to spent time with the home's activities team members to try out some unique hairdos.

The home also ran a staff competition were residents voted for the winner of the craziest hair competition. Thai O'Gorman, a care assistant, was the winner with her space buns which she created using accessories she had at home. She was awarded a bottle of champagne, chocolates and a certificate.

Rachel Sohorye, manager, said: "The crazy hair day was so much fun and it was lovely to see so many residents and staff taking part for such a worthy cause.

"Everyone had so much fun."

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