Going, gone... our readers’ new looks for charity

Hairdresser Rui prepares Marz Doades for the chop
Hairdresser Rui prepares Marz Doades for the chop
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Two inspirational South Holland woman are feeling a little light-headed this week after having their hair cut off for charity.

Gosberton Risgate mum Marz Doades and Cristina Pitkin, of Holbeach, both decided to lose their locks so they could be made into wigs for children with cancer.

Marz used to wear her hair in a plait down to the top of her thigh, but is now sporting a shoulder-length style after raising £630 for the Alzheimer’s Society. She said: “I’m still getting used to it but I have no regrets. My mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008 and I saw an active outgoing woman completely change. She lives in South Africa but if a breakthrough is made it will help people everywhere.”

Marz had her hair cut at Hedonism Hairdressers and was watched by friends and family.

Later the same afternoon, Cristina Pitkin was having a complete headshave at Well Groomed Barbering in Holbeach.

She raised about £700 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, much of it donated by friends and colleagues at DRM Growers in Holbeach where she works, and Twigglets Day Nursery, where her three-year-old son, Spike, attends.

Cristina, whose hair reached the middle of her back before it was cut, said: “I chose the charity because I know a lot of children with cancer are treated there. Ever since I became a mum that is my fear.”

She’s had a lot of compliments about her new look but says: “From my heart I never gave how I would look a thought.”

Both Marz and Cristina have donated their hair to the Little Princess Trust to be made into wigs for children with cancer. Donations are still being accepted by Mark at www.justgiving.co.uk/marz-doades.