Jayne Mclean has been feeling the change in the weather because of her lack of hair, but it has helped raise more than £1,000 for two charities.
In front of clapping shoppers in Bury St Edmunds’ Cornhill Walk last Saturday, Jayne had her shoulder length hair cut off while her daughter Roxie Walsh ran a bric-a-brac stall.
Buckets passed around while Tom Carter, from Carter’s Barber Shop in Out Risbygate, wielded his clippers pulled in £264 but, with some money still to come in, the pair, who also had a stall at Woolpit Boot Sale, have raised £592.50 for Help for Heroes and £462.50 for Invest in ME Research.
Mother and daughter, from Bury, are both carers and chose ME because they look after a young woman who has it severely and their client’s father has offered to top up the amount raised to £500.
Jayne praised the support they have had from everyone at Cornhill Walk, who gave them the space free, while Tom also donated his time and skills. Jayne said they had also had lots of support from the Glad Abbot pub and the Homeguard Club.
Jayne, who seven years ago did a sponsored silence, said the new look took some getting used to.
“It felt like Velcro, sticking to my hat,” she said. “I still kept trying to flick hair that wasn’t there out of my face.
“My husband likes it and though a couple of my clients don’t like it, most say it suits me. I think I’ll let it grow a bit, but I’ll keep it shorter than it was.”
But with the cool, wet weather early in the week, she thought she would be wearing her wooly hat when she went out, even if it felt like Velcro.