Long-haired gardener raises £1,000 for cancer charity with head shave (From Clacton and Frinton Gazette)
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Long-haired gardener raises £1,000 for cancer charity with head shave
7:30am Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
A GARDENER from Clacton has raised more than £1,000 for a charity that provides wigs for youngsters.
Tendring Council worker Steve Chalmers decided to have his long black locks shaved off after 17 years.
He set his sights on raising a couple of hundred pounds for the Little Princess Trust but the total amount has now been closed at £1,041.50.
The 54-year-old, who lives in Thorpe, enlisted the help of his daughter, Bianca, to remove his hair which stretched down to the small of his back.
“It was a bit of a shock at first but it was great through the hot summer months – although I think I’m going to feel it this winter,” he said.
“I cannot believe we managed to raise more than £1,000 and I would just like to thank everyone at the Council and so many family and friends who gave so generously.”
The Little Princess Trust was set up in memory of Hannah Tarplee who lost her own battle with cancer in 2005.
he charity provides high quality wigs free to children aged two to 18. Steve also gave his locks to the charity to be made into wigs.