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Tesco worker Sharon shaves hair for charity challenge

Tesco employee Sharon Orme who shaved her hair off for Diabetes UK EMN-141103-101730001

Tesco employee Sharon Orme who shaved her hair off for Diabetes UK EMN-141103-101730001

A checkout supervisor embraced her company’s wacky hair weekend by shaving off her own for charity.

Branches of Tesco across the country took part in hair-themed challenges to raise money for its charity of the year, Diabetes UK.

Among the staff to take part was Sharon Orme, who works at the Stamford branch, who had her hair shaved off in front of customers on Friday.

Sharon, of Downing Crescent, Stamford, said: “I was nervous beforehand but once my hairdresser started I was fine.

“I have absolutely no regrets about doing it. If it’s cold, I’ll just wear a hat and hopefully it won’t take too long to grow back.”

Supporters have given £700 so far and donations can still be made at Tesco in High Street.

Sharon, 60, said: I’m really grateful to everyone who has sponsored me. Customers have been saying I’m brave to do it, but I don’t think it’s brave.

“I work with people and have relatives who are diabetic and think the charity is a really good cause.”

The new look has earned Sharon the nickname Uncle Fester, the character from The Addams Family, from her husband Bill.

She added: “He thinks I’m mad but he was happy to support me. I wouldn’t have gone through with it if he disapproved.”

 

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