THREE 'eggheads' got Easter off to a cracking start ... and it was all in aid of charity.

Three volunteers - Gavin Holms, Joe Traynor and Scott Thorburn - agreed to have their bald heads painted like Easter eggs by some budding young artists.

The Eggheads fundraising event - in aid of Glasgow's Children's hospital charity - kicked off two days of fundraising in Princes Square.

The charity, which recently changed its name from Yorkhill Children’s Charity following the hospital’s move from Yorkhill to the new Royal Hospital for Children, looks after 160,000 babies, children and young people treated at the hospital every year.

Kirsten Sinclair, director of Fundraising at the hospital charity, thanked Princes Square for their help.

She said: “As we take our place at the heart of the new children’s hospital, the support from individuals and businesses is essential in helping us to ensure that our young patients and their families have the best possible care and experience.

"We are incredibly grateful for the support from Princes Square and are very impressed by everyone who took part in the Egghead challenge.”

A spokeswoman for the charity said passers-by donated cash to collection buckets left nearby the 'eggheads.'

She said the buckets looked "very healthy" and thanked people for their donations.

Claire Wilkinson, from Princes Square, said: “The vital work that Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity does every year helping tens of thousands of young patients is wonderful and we’re delighted to play a small part in supporting them.

"Princes Square is always a must visit place for everyone coming into Glasgow’s city centre but we hope everyone who visits takes time to donate to the charity’s work and to find out more about what they do.”

Today, the charity is hosting a family fun day at the shopping centre, which starts at 10am in the courtyard.

It includes Easter arts and crafts, a magician, character mascots and the charity's mascot Kami Bear.

There will also be a photo booth for a selfie competition.