Bus drivers have heads shaved in tribute to friend

Brad Griffiths and hairdresser Hollie Roberts
Brad Griffiths and hairdresser Hollie Roberts

A trio of Skegness bus drivers queued up to brave the clippers and have their heads shaved in tribute to a much missed colleague.

Brad Griffiths, Phil Shooter and Ade Collins are sporting the close-cropped look after completing the fundraising challenge.

The cash will go towards providing a defibrillator at Skegness bus station in memory of Paul Farrell.

Bus driver Paul died from a heart attack in September aged just 49.

Colleagues and friends decided to fundraise for the defibrillator in his memory.

Hair stylist Hollie Roberts wielded the clippers at Peter Hair Fashions in Skegness on Friday, December 19.

Hollie is a passenger on the number two bus service from Beacon Park to the town centre which Paul drove for nine years.

Brad said: “Paul was a fantastic bloke and everyone still misses him. It’s a bit cold without any hair. I last had it cut about a year ago, but a lot of people have said I look younger, so I might decide to stick with the style.”

Brad’s wife Julie came up with the idea of fundraising for a defibrillator.

Further cash was collected by holding a raffle and making loom band models.

A total of £800 has been raised, with bus company Stagecoach pledging extra funds to cover the cost of the equipment and staff training.