Matt’s hair is cut short for the Multiple Sclerosis Society during beer festival

Photo: SM050812-017ow'Matt Chapman having his long hair cut for charity at the Jolly Brewer pub, Stamford. Matt with some of his freshly cut hair in a glass.
Photo: SM050812-017ow'Matt Chapman having his long hair cut for charity at the Jolly Brewer pub, Stamford. Matt with some of his freshly cut hair in a glass.

A MAN broke a habit of a lifetime on Sunday when he cut his hair to raise money for charity.

Design manager at Key Publishing in Stamford, Matt Chapman, 36, had his long hair cut off for the first time in about 20 years at the Jolly Brewer beer festival on Sunday to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Matt’s daughter, Daisy, was the first in line to start the cutting, with other people in the pub paying a donation to hack off his locks.

Matt had promised to shave his hair off entirely if he had raised £1,000 but falling a little short of the total he settled for a close and tidy cut.

Matt said: “It went very well. I have been planning on getting it cut for ages and I thought I might as well raise money for a good cause as well.

“It feels odd. I am still getting used to it.

“I would like to thank everyone for supporting me.”

Matt chose to support the MS Society because he has seen the good work it does first hand when it has helped members of his family. So far Matt has raised more than £500.

People can donate online at: www.justgiving.com/matthew-chapman0