Published: September 1, 2010
Hair today, bald tomorrow! Barbara's close shave raises £600

A Burnham-On-Sea woman has raised hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity by having her head shaved.

Barbara Nott-Bower lost her locks during the hair-raising event at Burnham's Black Rock Vet Surgery in Victoria Street on Wednesday (September 1st).

The event was watched by a crowd of supportive colleagues as barber Mike Lowe, who currently works at Hair of The Dog on Burnham High Street, completed the task in less than five minutes.

Barbara, who was prompted to do the fundraiser after a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, told afterwards that she was "delighted" with her new look.

"It's a bit cold without hair, but my discomfort is minor compared to those suffering with cancer," she added. "I am very happy to have raised over £600 for the Breast Cancer Campaign and grateful to Mike for doing the cut without charge."

Barbara got one last look at her hair before the shaving began

Shaver at the ready... the fundraising event gets underway

It's too late for second thoughts as Barbara's hair comes off

Barbara shows off her new look to supporters at the vet surgery


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