Mitch is a cut above for charity

Mitch O'Brien gets his head shaved for Macmillan at The Hairdressers, Morpeth.'REF 1909141966
Mitch O'Brien gets his head shaved for Macmillan at The Hairdressers, Morpeth.'REF 1909141966
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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.