A BARNSLEY College tutor shaved his beard live on college TV after one of his students raised hundreds of pounds for a charity closer to her heart.

Chloe Pearson, 16, spent a large portion of her younger years in the children’s ward at Barnsley Hospital after facing a number of illnesses growing up.

She was suffering with jaundice and had seizures before doctors eventually diagnosed her with benign paroxysmal torticollis - a rare disorder characterised by episodes of head tilt which causes a child to hold their head or neck in a twisted or otherwise abnormal position.

Chloe decided she wanted to raise money for the children’s ward - and went about hosting a raffle, holding bake sales and took part in a number of other fundraisers.

She even managed to get her college tutor, Lee Barber, to agree to shave his beard off live on college TV should she raise £300.

Chloe managed to raise a total of £460 - and last month Lee took to the hot seat to hold up his end of the deal.

He told the Chronicle: “Chloe has done a fantastic job in organising the fundraiser.

“From arranging media attention to sorting prizes for raffles, it’s been great to see a young person get so involved with helping such a wonderful charity.

“The very least I could do is have my beard cut off.”