STAFF at Rhyl Jobcentre have donated their locks - and a beard - for a good cause.

In what "started off as a joke", coaches Rob Howarth and Adam Plumb have taken part in a sponsored head shave on behalf of annual BBC fundraising drive Children in Need, raising more than £600.

The pair took part in a pact which saw Mr Plumb, 27 of Kinmel Bay, agreed to shave his beard if Mr Howarth, 49 of Rhyl, also shaved his head.

Caroline Howarth, Mr Howarth's wife, said: "It started off as a joke as Rob had nicknamed Adam bearded dragon because he had a pet bearded dragon.

"Rob suggested that Adam should shave his beard off for Children in Need to which Adam replied "Yes - I’ll do it if you shave your head".

The head shave took place at the Jobcentre, on the High Street, surrounded by mr Plum and Mr Howarth's colleagues, raising £601.50 in total.

Mrs Howarth added;:"They've never done anything like this before. Adam had had his beard for five years and Rob had his hair for 49 years.

"They’ve not been unrecognisable by their friends but some of their customers have not recognised them."