Pensioner’s pink mohawk raises money for Rugby care home’s garden project

Alan Ince is sporting a pink mohawk to raise money for his home's garden project
Alan Ince is sporting a pink mohawk to raise money for his home's garden project

A 71-year-old swapped his usual side parting for a striking pink mohawk in front of shoppers at Clock Towers last Saturday.

Alan Ince, of Dewar Close care home in Bilton, went under the razor to add charity funds to a resident-run garden project at his home – but not before dying his hair pink and agreeing to have it shaved in public.

Alan, a member of Rugby Rokeby Lions, raised £462 in sponsorship for the project last year, which will make the home’s grounds more suited to people’s individual hobbies.

The former TNT driver commented: “Although the new hairdo gets me a lot more attention when I’m out and about, I don’t think I’ll keep it, somehow!

“There wasn’t a mirror there on the day, so although I could see people staring and smiling at me, I had no idea what I looked like until after.

“I’d like to thank all the kind shoppers who supported me on the day.”

Alan added: “The money raised will go towards a resident-run garden project at Dewar – which will make where I live more accessible and therefore help people do the outdoor things they always have done, whether it’s cultivating flowers, growing herbs, having a game of badminton or simply going for a stroll.”

Anyone who wants to sponsor Alan can do so by filling in a sponsorship form in the entrance of Dewar Close, which is run by not-for-profit WCS Care.

For more information about Dewar Close, and WCS Care’s other care homes in the Rugby borough and surround areas, go to www.wcs-care.co.uk