A YOUNG photographer from Talskiddy will be feeling the cold a bit more than usual this winter – after having all 30 inches of her locks hacked off for charity.
Hayley Green, 23, faced the chop yesterday to raise cash for Children’s Hospice South West and will be donating her hair to Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.
Her hair-raising ordeal took place at Grand Disco Beads Central, where she works in Mawgan Porth, in front of a crowd of around 50 people.
Hayley had been growing her hair for five years – but said she has no regrets, and can even hear better without her natural ear-warmers.
She has so far raised more than £1,800, including £125 collected on the day.
She said: “It feels a bit weird, but the strangest thing is my hearing has improved loads. It feels like my ears have popped and I can suddenly hear everything better.
“I didn’t really have time to get nervous about it because I was so busy chatting to people beforehand. They decided to play Sinead O’Connor towards the end too, which was funny.”
Hayley said she had been thinking about trying a different hair style for a few years, and thought she could combine it with supporting two important charities.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me, including Nancy from Yummy Mummies hairdressers,” she said.
“I’m off to Australia in February so I think I’ll keep my hair short for the time being. It’s going to take some getting used to though.”
Hayley is aiming to raise £2,000 by the end of December and people can still donate at her fundraising page, www.justgiving.com/Hayley-Green