Two causes share a cut as fundraiser heads on

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others - By Matt Le­clere

A char­ity cham­pion from Ash­ford shaved her head in the latest of her fundrais­ing chal­lenges.

Han­nah Hayes, from Kingsnorth, took the plunge at Sains­bury’s By­brook su­per­mar­ket on Sun­day in aid of two char­i­ties.

She has raised over £800 which will be split be­tween Mind and Ash­ford Vine­yard Com­pas­sion – the su­per­mar­ket’s char­ity of the year – and is do­nat­ing her locks to the Lit­tle Princess Trust, which makes wigs for young­sters bat­tling can­cer.

Han­nah, a gen­eral as­sis­tant at the Si­mone Weil Av­enue shop, said: “Quite a lot of peo­ple were watch­ing, it was a lit­tle nerver­ack­ing. It was just a re­ally weird ex­pe­ri­ence but en­joy­able. My part­ner Matt also shaved his head in the morn­ing just to see how short it would be so it was nice he did that for me.”

Af­ter sev­eral events to raise money she is al­ready plan­ning her next one, prob­a­bly for Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis char­i­ties be­cause of fam­ily links to the dis­ease. Han­nah said: “I’ll just have to go big­ger and bet­ter next time. I was think­ing about jump­ing out of a plane but I’m not sure yet.”

Com­pas­sion works with home­less peo­ple and pro­vides help for new moth­ers by cook­ing meals.

She said: “Both me and my sis­ter at­tend Ash­ford Vine­yard Church so I wanted to do­nate to them.”

She added thanks to ev­ery­one who had sup­ported her or made do­na­tions.

To do­nate visit Han­nah’s fundrais­ing page www.just­giv­ing.

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Han­nah Hayes be­fore, dur­ing and, be­low, af­ter her head­shave

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