There were tears, laughter and cheers, but never any doubts from a Whaplode teenager and her mum that having their heads shaved for charity was worth feeling a bit chilly for.
Sammie (15) and Diane Flood have raised more than £1,000 for When You Wish Upon A Star – the charity that helps make children’s dreams come true.
The headshave took place at Abi’z hairdressers in Long Sutton on Saturday.
When You Wish Upon A Star was chosen because it is supported by Sammie’s school, the Peele Community College in Long Sutton and the Lincolnshire Co-operative, where Diane works.
The cropped locks from the pair will all be donated to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig for a child with cancer.
Diane, whose hair was shoulder-length, said: “We love our new look – it’s bit chilly but now we’ve a good excuse to go hat shopping.
“Before the head shave we were both a little bit nervous, but had loads of support. Friends reactions were mixed as the head shave was being done.
“There were tears, laughter and cheering, but most people said they were so proud of what we have done.
“I’m so proud of my daughter, Sammie.”
Readers can still support them by donating cash at the deli counter in the Lincolnshire Co-op in Long Sutton.