Crusaders player Jarrod Sammut had his hair and moustache cut for charity yesterday at Barclays Bank in Wrexham.
Sammut got his famous locks and facial hair chopped in aid of the cancer charity Candlelighters and the Crusaders Players Association raising hundreds of pounds in the process.
Barclays, who were sponsoring the event also agreed to match the amount raised on the day.
Everyone who donated was put into a draw to be Sammut’s barber for the day to cut his hair and tache and the lucky winner was Crusaders fan Simon Jones.
Tweeting after the event Sammut said: “Can’t be more pleased with how today went! Thank you again to all who turned up n showed their support for #candlelightfoundation much love!”.
He also took the chance to post up pictures of his new shaved look.
Jarrod Sammut will be leaving Crusaders for Bradford Bulls at the end of the season following the club’s decision to withdraw their Super League.
The majority of the squad will say goodbye to the Crusaders fans today at an emotional day at the Racecourse as the team play their final Super League home game against Hull FC.
The future for the club remains uncertain, however there were several rumours of a potential new cash injection for the Crusaders doing the rounds this week, which could allow them to play in the Championship, one division below the Super League.
There has been nothing official to substantiate these rumours as yet, however in response to a fan who questioned whether this would be the end of the road for Crusaders on their official Facebook page, the club’s chief executive Rod Findlay wrote “Keep the faith. And watch this space. Interesting week ahead. There is good reason behind the staff issue.”
Fans of the club recently set up on an online campaign called “Save the Cru!” to try and safeguard the club’s existence which can be found at http://www.savethecru.co.uk/index.php