Two Preston women have raised more than £600 for charity after having their locks chopped off.Advertisement
Ashleigh Jenkinson and Alyce Brown, who both play the Preston Roller Girls team, got the scisccors and clippers out.
A total of £650 has been pledged to Alopecia UK and Little Princess Trust.
Alyce, 21, has also donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust who provide real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss.
She said: “I absolutely love my new hair style.
“My derby helmet, woolly hats and wigs practically velcro to my head and it’s so low maintenance I can ‘shower like a boy’ and I can do my hair faster than my other half can.
“Also I cannot stop stroking my head, it is so delightfully fuzzy.”
25-year-old Ashleigh Jenkinson shaved her head on Sunday morning and said it was early days.
She said: “I was really nervous right up ntil I started cutting off the longer parts of my hair.
“It was actually quite fun and liberating. And I’m grateful I was able to make the choice for myself, which is why I chose to raise money for Alopecia UK whilst doing it, as many people don’t get to make that choice.
“I do keep flicking my head as though I’m trying to shake hair out of my eyes though, I guess that habit may take a bit to break.”
Anyone wishing to donate can do so via the Justgiving page set up by the pair.