Mum and daughter face chop
LOCKDOWN locks will be put to good use after a mother and daughter teamed up to donate their hair to charity.
Leanne and Angela Harbury both work at Cherry Garden primary school in Bitton.
During the recurrent lockdowns their hair grew from shoulder length to half way down their backs.
Leanne, 49, a Year 2 teacher who has been at the school for 16 years, said they wanted to do something worthwhile with their extra hair.
She said: “All the hairdressers shut so it got long, then I put kept putting off getting it cut, until it got really long.
“We decided to donate to the Little Princess Trust so that something worthwhile could happen with our hair.”
The charity makes wigs from real hair for children who have lost their own hair because of cancer treatment or other conditions.
Angela and Leanne both got 30cm cut off at the outdoor play area of the Reception class one night after school, with fellow teachers watching.
Angela, 24, has been a TA at the school for three years and was previously a pupil there.
She said: “It felt very strange to suddenly have shorter hair. I’ll be running my fingers through my hair and be surprised when there’s nothing left to run them through.
“It’s nice to know that we got our hair cut for a good reason.”
The pair are now raising funds to cover the cost of the charity turning their hair into wigs: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leanne-harbury