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Hair-raising moment for Lowestoft fund-raiser

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 March 2016

BEFORE: Anna McKay’s waist-length tresses just before the drastic haircut

BEFORE: Anna McKay’s waist-length tresses just before the drastic haircut

Archant

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow for a Lowestoft accounts assistant.

AFTER: Anna McKay holding the hair she is donating to the Little Princess Trust.AFTER: Anna McKay holding the hair she is donating to the Little Princess Trust.

Anna McKay, who works at the Lowestoft office of accountants Lovewell Blake, has parted with her waist-length hair for a worthy cause.

Having spent two-and-a-half years growing her locks, she decided to make the kindest cut of all at the weekend – by donating it to a charity which creates real hair wigs for children that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment or with alopecia.

And last month, her waist-length hair was lopped off before being donated to children’s cancer charity Little Princess Trust – with her selfless efforts also raising money for a hospital unit at the same time.

With Lovewell Blake being one of the region’s leading accountants, business advisers and financial planners – serving more than 10,000 business and personal clients from its nine offices throughout East Anglia – Ms McKay, who works at the Lowestoft office, was backed by her colleagues.

For staff at Lovewell Blake are also sponsoring her efforts, with proceeds going to the renal unit in the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, where Anna’s mum is a dialysis patient.

And as her two feet long tresses fell to the ground, she said: “I first started growing my hair long almost by accident.

“Life got in the way, and for one reason or another, I didn’t get it cut. Then I read about the Little Princess Trust in a magazine, and decided to keep on growing my hair until it was long enough to donate.”

One thing Anna is looking forward to now though, is saving time in the morning – as previously with her long hair it took half an hour each day to wash and condition her locks, and that was without blow-drying.

■ For more on the Little Princess Trust, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk

■ Are you doing something for charity in Lowestoft? Email mark.boggis@archant.co.uk


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