Domestic Abuse campaigner Min Grob is facing a close shave to help a charity for those affected by domestic abuse in Norfolk and Waveney.
“You know that song ‘I want to wash that man right out of my hair’? Well I want to cut him out.
“It’s taken some time to get up the courage to do it but now is the right time,” she said. “You always know when something has happened because people change their hair… well I was 50 this year and I wanted to go into the second half of my life unencumbered – and that includes hair!”
She will be losing her long, dark hair at Leeway’s domestic violence conference on July 14 and she hopes to raise at least £2000.
“They have had a 27 per cent increase in demand, but not the corresponding funding,” said Min, founder of Conference on Coercive Control.
She is already making plans for her new hair, when it grows back but for now she plans a summer “swathed in scarves, maybe a panama” with a collection of bobble hats for the colder winter months.
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Cromer Pavilion front of house supervisor Paris Hay is taking a drastic measure to raise funds for Macmillan cancer care.
She is “braving the shave” to boost the charity which has helped friends and family who have suffered from the disease.
“I have lost friends to cancer and Macmillan is the charity which helps them when they need it,” she said.
The date has been set for Friday, August 5, and Paris is ready to lose her distinctive red locks. She has timed the event to coincide with the dancers in the Summer Show collecting for Macmillan.
So far she has had lots of support from customers and show-goers at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier, who have been putting donations in a collecting box to help her toward her £500 target. She also has a site for online donations https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/paris-hay/.
And she said: “If anyone is thinking about doing something like this for charity then I would say go for it. You hair will grow back and it’s all for a good cause.”