HAIRDRESSER Sarah Mitchell used her head to raise nearly £500 for charity — by letting business partner Paul Field shave her hair in aid of Comic Relief.
Brave Sarah’s hair-raising stunt took place during a charity disco at the Broadway Club in Albert Street, Fleet, on Saturday.
Customers at Sarah’s shop, Linkway Barbers in Linkway Parade, Church Crookham, and regulars of the Broadway Club both chipped in to raise £495 for the grade 1 crew cut.
AJ DJ did a free disco, which included a karaoke and a game called Play Your Cards Right.
A raffle, with prizes donated by shops in Linkway Parade, raked in another £100, and along with a sweepstake and a donation from the Broadway Club, the evening raised £1,000 for Comic Relief.
“I must say a big thank you to every customer of Linkway Barbers who sponsored me and everyone from the Broadway Club who took part before and on the night and made it such an enjoyable and fun evening,” said Sarah.
Sarah and Paul also donated 50p to Comic Relief for every crew cut they did in the run up to the fundraising event.
l Calthorpe Park School added to the Comic Relief coffers by introducing a congestion charge on all parents and coaches entering the school grounds in Hitches Lane, Fleet.
Pupils also had to spot as many red items planted around the school as they could and also paid £1 for the privilege to wear whatever they wanted.
The main event featured pupils walking as far as they could during the day, with refreshments provided free by Safeway.
Fleet Infant School raised more than £330 for Red Nose Day — and had lots of fun at the same time.
All the children and staff dressed in brightly coloured clothes, with red being the preferred colour.
They also invented weird and wonderful hair designs in keeping with the theme of this year’s appeal.
“Shops in Fleet had run out of all red hair spray and gel the night before and I think it was all at Fleet Infants,” said headteacher Christine Clayton, who encouraged the children to think about the reasons behind the event during a school assembly.
“I was particularly pleased that many children gave some of their own pocket money to the appeal, which showed a real sense of care and thought for others.”