Duncan Weir growing lockdown hair to raise money for charity

Duncan Weir

Scotland stand-off Duncan Weir is raising money for charity by growing his hair until the New Year.

The Worcester Warriors playmaker has developed quite the hair-do during the Coronavirus lockdown, and has committed to growing it into 2021 to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

On his JustGiving page, the 29-year-old said: “I’ve always had a strong head of hair and friends have always pushed for me to grow it to see how it turns out.

“During lockdown it had grown a decent amount and I came up with an idea to grow it for charity until 2021. COVID-19 has brought a lot of challenges into many people’s life’s so this is really a bit of fun to attempt to raise money for a great cause at my expense.”

The past few months have been challenging for us all, with routines shattered and a ‘new normal’ as we adapt to the measures we’ve been asked to live with to suppress the virus.

And Weir is looking forward to looking back at pictures of his lockdown hair in years to come, and sharing the memories with his family – which is due to grow soon.

“Personally I have landmark moments going on during this time with my daughter’s 1st birthday and my wife is expecting to give birth to another in mid-October,” the 28-times capped Scotland stand-off said.

“It will be funny looking back at photos during this time explaining why Daddy’s hair is slightly crazy in years to come.”

It’s the second time Acorns Children’s Hospice will benefit from a rugby-related fundraiser after ex-Scotland and Worcester centre Alex Grove swam the Channel to raise money for the hospice recently.

Weir is already half-way to his original £2,000 fundraising target, and to add to that tally, click here.

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