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Morpeth women Sally Slater and Rae Armstrong, who got their heads shaved to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Morpeth women Sally Slater and Rae Armstrong, who got their heads shaved to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

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IT was literally hair today, gone tomorrow for two Morpeth women.

But Sally Slater and Rae Armstrong were all smiles because their charity head shave at Morpeth Comrades Club has raised more than £2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

More than 100 people turned up on the night to support the girls and join in other events and Rae’s mum Val Armstrong was the first to chop off a piece of hair in a bidding frenzy.

Jilly Thompson was the raffle winner, taking home a signed picture of Newcastle United’s Kevin Nolan, donated by Mark Wilkinson from Newcastle Building Society.

Sally, 23, said: “I never imagined we would raise so much money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

“And the hair, I love it, it’s so liberating although it is a bit cold so I’ll be wearing a hat a lot. I’m looking forward to it growing back in a bit so I can try out some new hairstyles.”

Rae, 22, added: “We are so grateful to everyone who sponsored us and to all those who came along on the night.

“I was getting pretty nervous as the time grew nearer but strangely enough I love it. I’m going to keep my hair like this for a while, it’s so much easier to get ready in the morning!”

People can still donate to the charity, which supports people who suffer from dementia and their carers and funds research, by going to www.justgiving.com/sally-slater0