Crowds gathered in Bury St Edmunds’ arc shopping centre on Saturday to watch Maureen ‘Mo’ Blogg shed her long locks for charity.
Mo, an ex-servicewoman from Barningham, had her head shaved to raise funds for military charity Help for Heroes, though she was quick to grab a woolie hat afterwards!
Rush hairdresser David Johnston made the cut – all 24 inches of it – as the RAF Honington Military Wives’ Choir sang to help draw the crowds.
Mo’s daughters, Rian and Kira, sold cakes to help boost her total and her ‘cute’ grandchildren, Grace, five, and Noah, three, helped to collect donations.
“I’m fine about my new look because I know it will grow back,” said Mo, a self-employed massage therapist who spent eight years in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS).
“We had a fantastic day. It was a bit nerve-wracking having it done in the arc but it went well and I had lots of support.”
As a couple, Mo and her husband, Tim, who also served in the Royal Navy for 23 years, know of servicemen and women who have been injured or killed and are aware of the ‘great work’ Help for Heroes does to support families and rehabilitate the injured.
“It’s a charity I believe in. I think they do some really good work and, to be honest, I don’t think they’re given the credit they deserve,” said Mo, who more than doubled her £800 target, raising almost £1,700.
To add to her total, go to www.justgiving.com/moblogg or text mosy55 to 70070.
To find out more about the charity, visit www.helpforher oes.org.uk