Barningham ex-servicewoman prepares to go ‘totally bald’ for military charity

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An ex-servicewoman from Barningham is preparing for a close shave next month when she will lose 24 inches of hair in aid of Help for Heroes.

Maureen ‘Mo’ Blogg, a self-employed massage therapist, spent eight years in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) while her husband, Tim, was in the Royal Navy for 23 years.

“We know of people who have been injured, people who have died and service families who have been left behind and think the charities that help with rehabilitation are good causes,” said Mo, who is planning to go ‘totally bald’ on the day.

The 59-year-old, who considers herself a mother-of-three, started growing her hair for her daughter’s wedding about five years ago but has been considering cutting it since last year.

“I thought if I’m going to do it then I may as well go the whole hog,” she said, hopeful that her efforts will raise at least £800 for the military charity.

Mo’s head shave will take place in the arc shopping centre, Bury St Edmunds, at 2pm on October 11 when Rush hairdresser, David Johnston, will be making the cut.

“A couple of weeks ago I started feeling nervous, but now I’ve told everybody I’ve got to do it and am quite looking forward to it,” said Mo.

To support her head shave, visit or text mosy55 to 70070.

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