Margaret’s hair cut to help Newcastle cancer charity

Posted on 13th January 2016 | in Community

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In total Margaret raised £1025. She said “I’m thrilled to bits. People have been so generous. It’s absolutely great. Hopefully someone benefits from it.”

Long-haired Margaret Hedley from Amble is finally going for the chop, after having had long hair for most of her life.

Margaret will be 70 in March and has decided to shed her long locks whilst raising money for a cancer charity.

“My hair’s getting too long and it’s just hanging there, so if it’s going to help someone, that’s good. I’ve nearly always had long hair and it grows so quick, but it’s finally time for a change,” she said.

Margaret’s chosen charity is Bright Red, based at Ward 33 at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, who care for people in the NE suffering from blood cancer.

She will have her hair cut into a short bob by stylist Kerry Allan at Phoenix Barbers on Queen Street on Jan 30th at 3.30pm. Kerry’s mother Susan Wintrip was diagnosed with leukaemia and underwent treatment at Ward 33 in 2014. She is now ‘doing fine’ says Margaret.

Amble Pin Cushion is supporting the event with a tombola, and is also selling golf hats with 20% going to the Freeman for leukaemia research.

If you would like to sponsor Margaret and raise money for Bright Red, you can find sponsorship forms at Circa, Amble Pin Cushion and Phoenix Barbers in Amble, and at MKM in Alnwick

Margaret Henderson

Margaret Hedley has had long hair most of her life

Update: Margaret had her hair cut into a short bob by her niece stylist Kerry Allan working at Phoenix Barbers on Queen Street on Saturday January 30.





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2 thoughts on "Margaret’s hair cut to help Newcastle cancer charity"

  1. Brian Hodgson says:

    Was your dad Ronnie died on duty in the fire service if so he died in my arms at Alnwick fire station

    1. kevin wintrip says:

      Ronnie wintrip is my husband s dad who died at the fire station .

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