Sweeney Todd gets the chop
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