Two friends have shaved off their hair to raise money for children’s end-of-life care.
Emma Masheder and Joanne Ashton, a care worker at Moorhead Nursing Home, were watched by dozens of friends and family to raise funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
The ‘Mash and Ash’ head shave was held at Clayton-le-Moors Conservative Club and raised £500 on the night with a large raffle.
Messy Hair Days were also held at Mount Pleasant and All Saints schools to raise extra funds.
Emma, 37, who works as a dinner lady at Mount Pleasant, said: “It was absolutely fantastic and went really well. By the time we’ve collected all the money we hope to have raised about £2,000.
“There were loads of people who turned up on the night. It was packed and we were made up.
“Everyone was telling us we were brave and strong so for a bit of extra fun we got two muscle men to come and chop off our pony tails before the head shave started.
“I definitely have no regrets. I thought I would be really shy walking around but I’m not. It will grow back in time and has raised a lot of money for a great charity.”