A MUSSELBURGH charity worker has raised more than £2,000 to help the homeless during the Covid-19 pandemic. . . by having his head shaved.

Ezra Bragg, 48, known as Ez, had his trademark quiff chopped off by his wife Jen, 39, in aid of his employer, the Bethany Christian Trust, which has launched a £250,000 emergency appeal.

The head shave took place in the communal garden of their Inveresk Road home, watched by neighbours from a distance.

The couple, who have so far raised £2,335, said they were “totally blown away and humbled by the incredible generosity of family, friends and total strangers.”

Jen, a psychiatric nurse who has worked in the voluntary sector helping those who suffered from mental health issues and trauma, and survivors of abuse in care, set up a JustGiving page for donations. She said: “It’s incredible how people have donated, encouraged and supported Ez going bald for Bethany.”

Ez has worked with the trust for about 10 years, initially as a project worker and, for the last four years, as one of two maintenance officers for the charity’s homeless units.

He said seeing himself in the mirror was strange but he was getting used to his new look.

You can see Jen in action shaving Ez’s hair on Facebook at shorturl.at/nzBIL

To donate to Ez’s head shave, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/jen-bragg1

To find out more about the Bethany Christian Trust’s £250,000 emergency appeal, visit bethanychristiantrust.com/support-work/make-a-donation/