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Trainee hairdresser cuts off hair for charity

A Bournemouth hairdresser in training has lost her locks in order to raise money for a cause close to her heart.

18-year-old Hannah Smith from Parkstone studies hairdressing at Bournemouth and Poole College at the Lansdowne Campus and have raised £530 in sponsorship by having her head shaved.

The charitable teen decided to raise the money for Cancer Research UK in memory of her grandfather Eric who died from cancer. Hannah’s grandmother Valerie Richardson, Eric’s wife, is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Hannah said: “I know other people whose lives have been affected by cancer and wanted to raise as much money as possible; particularly for my grandparents.”

“I had an audience for the shave. My mum, brother and sister were all there to witness the event, as well as students and teachers.

“It’s a bit of a shock to the system but, apart from being a bit cold, I’ve no regrets. I decided to go for a grade four and I’ve got two hats on today.

“Everyone thought I was mad, including my boyfriend Aaron but I was determined to make a difference.”

Hannah is hoping to raise even more money by taking part in this year’s Race for Life. To support Hannah go to justgiving .com/hannahsmith0703.

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