Sweeney Todd gets the chop

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A hair­dresser whose locks turned heads wher­ever she went has had them shaved off for char­ity.

Tracey Smith was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer five years ago and said she wanted to give some­thing back to the fan­tas­tic staff at Maid­stone Hos­pi­tal who treated her.

Mrs Smith, who owns the Sweeney Todd Bar­ber­shop in Len­ham, went through ex­ten­sive chemo­ther­apy but has now made a full re­cov­ery.

The 47-year-old said: “Los­ing my hair was harder this time be­cause when I went through chemo­ther­apy it was a sur­vival thing but this time I had a choice.

“Ev­ery­one said to me how lovely my hair was so it was a hard de­ci­sion but I knew it would be more dra­matic and hope­fully would help me raise money.”

Miss Smith’s hair will be do­nated to the Lit­tle Princess Trust — a char­ity which makes wigs for chil­dren un­der­go­ing can­cer treat­ment.

The spon­sored chop at the Red Lion in The Square, Len­ham, raised more than £3,000 for Macmil­lan Can­cer Nurses. To do­nate go to bit.ly/brave­shave

Miss Smith’s friend Ni­cole Nills, who helped with the shave, also raised more than £6,000 for the Kent Air Am­bu­lance at the pub’s re­cent Harvest Auc­tion.

Tracey Smith be­fore and af­ter her hair cut and right; Tracey her daugh­ter Ge­or­gia Beasley

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