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Audience Gathers To Watch Haircut

When 57-year-old David Dunkley decided to get his hair cut, there was an audience of around 100 people watching on.

Mr Dunkley had not visited the barber for six months, in an aim to raise money for charity. His long locks were finally chopped off in the King’s Head pub in Hethersett.

He had decided to grow his hair to raise money for units at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, which helped his partner beat breast cancer last year. His efforts raised £4,100.

Patricia Jackson underwent treatment for breast cancer last year and Mr Dunkley wanted to show how grateful he was for the treatment she was given.

Mr Dunkley’s daughter-in-law Ruth Codling and stepson Gavin Codling organised a fun day, barbecue and raffle at the pub to mark the hair cutting ceremony.

Mr Dunkley said: “I’ve not had my hair as long as that before and it was certainly getting on my nerves by the end.

“But I was so impressed with the care of the doctors and nurses for my partner at the N&N that I wanted to do something.

“I would have been disappointed if we didn’t make £3,000 but to make more than £4,000 is absolutely brilliant. About 100 people got involved and the community really supported us.”

The raffle had about 45 prizes including a tour of Fuller’s Brewery in London, a snorkelling day in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt and two sets of designer glasses from Cecil Amey opticians in Norwich.


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