Hair-raising moment for Lowestoft fund-raiser

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

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

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.


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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.

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'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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