Hair today, gone tomorrow: Ashton man shaves off his dreads for charity

Posted on - 5th April, 2014 - 9:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Preston News
Declan and colleague part-way through the shave off

Declan and colleague part-way through the shave off

A Preston man has said goodbye to his dreadlocks after ten years.


Mike Fallon shaved off his dreads on Saturday afternoon to raise nearly £1,000 for charity.

Declan of Declan’s Barbershop on Fylde Road did the cutting as he stripped the three feet of hair from Mike’s head.

Mike, who lives in Ashton, said: “It was quite nerve racking at first, but I quickly got used to seeing myself without dreads. More than anything, I’m amazed with how much lighter I feel.

“My wife (Naomi) is actually quite surprised at how I look without dreadlocks, she’s never known me without.”

Mike is now adapting to life without his dreads, although they have followed him home.

He said: “I’m keeping them as a trophy and reminder of the last ten years. They are currently in a bag at home.”

The charity to benefit from Mike’s dreads shave off is the Preston branch of the RSPCA.

Mike is a big animal fan and wanted to do something to help the animal centre, which is struggling with its financial situation.

See pictures below of Mike’s shave off:

You can donate to Mike’s cause on his Justgiving site.

Do you know Mike? Would you ever shave off your hair for charity? Let us know in the comments below

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