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Friday 03 January 2014

Hull's Huddlestone haircut raising money for charity

Almost £50,000 pledged for Cancer Research as midfielder grew hair until he ended goalless streak

  • Huddlestone before and after his haircut

  • The goal against Fulham prompted an amateur snip on the sidelines

As well as helping Hull City towards a record win in the Barclays Premier League, Tom Huddlestone’s goal against Fulham on 26 December is also helping to raise money for charity.

The goal during the 6-0 victory at the KC Stadium on Boxing Day ended a period of two and a half years without a goal for the 27-year-old midfielder, a run that had led to a dare not to cut his hair until he had scored.

The dare has led to almost £50,000 being pledged for Cancer Research as the player finally had his hair cut on Thursday afternoon.

"I'm pleased with how it has turned out, although my head feels a little colder now!" Huddlestone said. "I'm pleased that I can get my haircut in my own time now but it's all been for a good cause and it's fantastic that so much money has been raised for Cancer Research UK."

As well as making a donation to the charity, fans can bid for a clump of Huddlestone's hair that was cut at the Hull City eBay site, where the money from the winning bid will also go to Cancer Research.

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Key Points

  • Tom Huddlestone gets his hair cut after ending his goalless run
  • The midfielder stopped cutting his hair for charity until he had scored
  • Almost £50,000 raised for Cancer Research thanks to his efforts