Mandy’s locks raise thousands

Mandy during the recent head-shave event. After counting up the cash, she has raised far more than expected.
Mandy during the recent head-shave event. After counting up the cash, she has raised far more than expected.

A Chapel St Leonards mother of four has managed to raised even more than she expected when she had her head shaved for charity.

Mandy Robinson held a fund raising coffee morning at Hayden’s Restaurant in Ingoldmells, where she also works, earlier this month to help boost funds for Macmillan, who cared for her best friend in her time of need.

Mandy has also smashed her original target of £1,000 and doubled it to £2,000, with more money still coming in.

“It was such a fantastic day, I couldn’t have asked for anything better,” she said. “Everyone was so generous and it was a lot of fun. I would like to thank McCartney Foods for its donation of cakes and gâteau and the Skegness Egg Company for its donation of cakes, also Tara Sutton my boss for the £250 donation, her continued support and letting us hold the event.”

The tombola raised £75 on its own and a total of £485 was collected in the buckets on the day. Satin Windows of Ingoldmells also donated £250.

Mandy admits she was initially worried and a bit emotional when her shoulder length locks fell to the ground, as the challenge was held in memory of her friend Karen Cook on the anniversary of her death from lung cancer.

“I was a bit nervous but it couldn’t have been for a better cause. It was also emotional as it was all in memory of Karen,” added Mandy.

Helen Blair of Mr and Mrs Hair in Chapel St Leonards also helped by shaving Mandy’s hair for free. Not only will the money benefit the Macmillan charity but Mandy’s tresses will also be donated to The Princess Trust, which helps provide real hair wigs for children.

“There were three plaits measuring 14 inches which will be donated to the charity,” explained Mandy. To sponsor her go to www.justgiving.com/Mandy-robbo.