Hair today, gone tomorrow as Wendy has charity shave

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An Amble woman has taken the brave decision to shave her head for charity on New Year’s Eve and said afterwards: “I wanted to end the year with a bang.”

Wendy Drysdale, who works at the town’s Tesco Express, had her locks shorn in aid of Diabetes UK.

The 50-year-old mother-of-six did the deed in-store and has so far raised around £700, although there is still money coming in.

“I wanted to do something different and I thought shaving my head would be a good thing to do,” she said,

“I have just turned 50 – a mid-life crisis and all that.

“Diabetes UK is Tesco’s chosen charity at the moment and I thought it would be really good to end the year with a bang and give the charity a bit of a push over the festive season.”

Wendy’s daughter Jasmin, aged six, shaved the first section of her mum’s head. Store manager Alex Allen completed the job.

“I thought I would be nervous about having my head shaved, but I wasn’t,” said Wendy, who is a shop assistant at the store and lives in the town’s Westfield.

“Jasmin thought it was hilarious. My whole family have really got behind me,”

The end result may be drastic, but Wendy insists she is happy with her new look.

“It is a little bit cold but it looks okay and I don’t mind it at all

“I don’t think I will keep it this short in the future but it is certainly easier to manage.”

There is still time to donate to the cause. A collection bucket will be at the main till for another few weeks.

Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.

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