Hair goes for a good cause

Martin Hewtison, Duty Manager at the Abbeycroft Leisure Centre in Bury, gets his head shaved to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Martin Hewtison, Duty Manager at the Abbeycroft Leisure Centre in Bury, gets his head shaved to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
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A LEISURE centre manager may have lost his locks but has gained more than £600 for charity.

Martin Hewitson, a duty manager at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, in Bury St Edmunds, waved goodbye to his hair on Tuesday.

He agreed to have his head shaved as part of the centre’s efforts in the Towergate Accumulator Challenge, raising money for St Nicholas Hospice Care, in Bury.

After the shave, Martin said: “I feel a bit better after losing all that hair. My wife will be shocked when she sees me, but she knows it is for a good cause.

“I think I’ve raised just over £600, which is pretty good for a haircut.”

Customer Vanessa Wild sponsored him £100 to be the hairdresser for the day. She lost her husband to cancer three years ago.

“The hospice’s bereavement services were brilliant, so this is my way of giving something back,” she said.

The Abbeycroft Leisure team are trying their best to reach the top spot in the accumulator challenge, which has seen 49 firms trying to turn £50 into as much money as possible.