Losing locks but gaining pounds for charity

Samantha Walsh posting her hair to charity. ANL-141021-145735001
Samantha Walsh posting her hair to charity. ANL-141021-145735001

A woman from Gedney has raised over £600 for Cancer Research by having her long hair cut off.

Samantha Walsh was joined by a stylist from Crown Affair in Spalding at the Gedney Hill Memorial Hall, along with supporters, to have the chop.

In taking part in the sponsored hair cut, Samantha raised £653 for Cancer Research and was also able to donate her hair to charity too.

Talking after the hair cut, Samantha said: “Stylist Aimee did a great job in putting my mind at rest and talking me through every step.

“My whole body was shaking as her scissors started to cut my long plait of hair off, then all of a sudden my head felt a whole lot lighter.

“I was then given my long plait of hair to hold before placing it in a zip lock bag and into the parcel ready for sending to Little Princess Trust, who supply real hair wigs to children suffering hair loss.”

At the event, the Gedney Hill Memorial Hall committee supplied all the refreshments, with proceeds going to Cancer Research.

There was also entertainment from mobile disco DJ, Graeme Capps, who did a great job at keeping the children amused with music and games.

Samantha said: “It was a great event in a great venue.

“I couldn’t have done it without my mother who went around the village posting leaflets for the event, even in the rain.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated to a very worthy cause.

“Thank you to Michelle Cooke, Gedney Hill CE Primary School for advertising my Just Giving page in school and on their newsletter.

“Thank you to my husband Tony Walsh and children Jake and Jenna for supporting me from start to finish, and everyone else who supported me and helped me out.”