It was a hair-raising moment, but Morpeth man Mitch O’Brien came through his close shave to collect almost £400 for charity.
The fund-raiser decided to shed his locks in a sponsored headshave in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support after recently losing his father-in-law to cancer.
Mr O’Brien, who is self-employed, grew his hair before the big event so that it would have a bigger impact, then, after collecting sponsorship support from family and friends, he went for the chop at The Hairdressers in Newgate Street.
He said: “I was a bit nervous because I’ve never done anything like this before, but it was fine. My father-in-law passed away a few months’ back with cancer so I wanted to do it for him. I will do more fund-raising in the future.”
The 40-year-old collected a total of £375 for Macmillan from his challenge.