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Lizzie loses her locks for breast cancer charity

Lizzie Haines, from Uppingham, who had her head shaved for charity. 
Photo: MSMP160214-005ow

Lizzie Haines, from Uppingham, who had her head shaved for charity. Photo: MSMP160214-005ow

A fundraiser says she has no regrets after shaving off her hair for charity.

An audience of 40 supporters watched Lizzie Haines say goodbye to her locks during a charity night at the Manhattan 34 bar in Leicester on Valentine’s Day.

The 33-year-old took on the challenge to raise money for the breast cancer charity CoppaFeel.

Lizzie, of Siskin Road, Uppingham, said: “I don’t regret it for a second and actually quite like my new look.

“I will be growing my hair back but for now it’s so easy to look after and saves so much time in the 
shower.”

Lizzie set herself a fundraising target of £10,000 and has raised £7,642 so far from the head shave, a cake sale, music night and man auction.

She said: “I haven’t quite reached my target but how can I scoff at £7,000? I’m thrilled to have raised so much money and I’m so grateful for everyone’s support.”

Lizzie was joined on the night by her husband Alex and her hairdreser Jennifer Chase, of Hair and Booty in Uppingham, who carried out the head shave.

She said: “I wasn’t nervous about it, in fact my husband was more nervous than me but he even joined in with the shaving towards the end.

“My hairdresser was a bit tearful too because she has been cutting my hair for years.”

Lizzie will be sending her hair to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through illness.

Donations to CoppaFeel can still be made at www.justgiving.com/chopforcopp.

 

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