A CHARD golfing enthusiast who has fought off cancer has raised more than £1,000 for two charities with a transformative head shave.

Nobby Hodder, who is the course marshal at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club, saw all his hair and beard removed in an effort to support two great causes.

Noddy has previously undertaken a head shave for each year’s club captain’s charity.

But this year saw return return with two years of hair and a beard, and an extra special charity close to Nobby’s heart.

He said: “It was for two charities, which was the captain’s charity and then the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

“I chose them because I had cancer and they really looked after me.

“I wanted to give something back as they were so good to me during the treatment.”

Nobby, who raised a total of £1,120 with this year’s effort, has been in remission for four months now, and said all the signs are looking good.

“I have been doing this for four or five years, having my head shaved, and on average I get about £400 each time,” Nobby added.

“I suppose I am well into £2,000 overall now. I has just been for the captain’s charities before.”

The first time that Nobby decided to take going under the shears for a drastic cut was a spontaneous challenge.

He said: “The first time I was just in the pub with another guy and we agreed to do it.

“He had it done then on the night, and I said that I wanted to go away and raise some more money first.

“This time I thought I would leave it two years, and then I grew out the beard as well.”

After Nobby’s 2019 effort, he was able to hand a giant cheque for £500 to Guide Dogs for the Blind, and £620 for The Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park.

As for another charity trim in 2020, Nobby says he will not rule it out.

He added: “I told my kids that I wouldn’t do it again, but I will probably get to next year and decided to do another one.”

I have attached photos of him with both cheques. Also attached a few photos before, during and after the shave.

The men in the photos with him are myself in the photo , HR & Admin Manager, with the £620 cheque and James Siabi, member, in the other photo.