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Sue Smith braves headshave for Demelza childrens hospice at Hunters hair salon in Dover

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A Dover woman who missed out on doing a charity head shave for her 70th birthday has finally had her locks lopped.

Sue Scott was scalped at Hunters salon in Dover, losing her 24inch long mane which she had been growing especially since December.

Hunters stylist Debbie with Sue Smith and her daughter Dawn
Hunters stylist Debbie with Sue Smith and her daughter Dawn

The River resident collected £585 in sponsorship from friends and family in aid of Demelza children’s hospice in Sittingbourne.

Before: Sue Smith's hair was 24 inches long from root to tip.
Before: Sue Smith’s hair was 24 inches long from root to tip.

Mrs Smith has worked in nursing, children’s homes and as a child minder, finishing up at a nursing home for people with learning disabilities when she retired in 2011.

It's off with the ponytail.
It’s off with the ponytail.

She said: “I have always worked with children or in nursing so I combined the two.”

Hairdresser Debbie checks for uneven patches after shaving Sue's hair off.
Hairdresser Debbie checks for uneven patches after shaving Sue’s hair off.

Having had no connection to Demelza, she felt it was a “good local charity” and wanted to offer it her support.

Hunters stylist Debbie with Sue Smith and her daughter Dawn
Hunters stylist Debbie with Sue Smith and her daughter Dawn

Mrs Smith’s hair was chopped on July 17, four days after her 71st birthday by her regular stylist Debbie, based at the salon in Biggin Street.

Sue Smith after her head shave for Demelza children's hospice.
Sue Smith after her head shave for Demelza children’s hospice.

All funds have been transferred to Demelza.

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Dover Beth Robson



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