Two causes share a cut as fundraiser heads on
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. co.uk/H-Hayes
Hannah Hayes before, during and, below, after her headshave