Retired teachers cuts off long locks for charity

PUBLISHED: 19:00 31 January 2018

Wendy MacKinnon after her haircut.

Wendy MacKinnon after her haircut.

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A former Cheddar teacher has gone under the scissors for charity.

Retired food technology teacher Wendy MacKinnon, aged 58, cut off her long hair for UCL, a centre which researches and treats amyloidosis.

Wendy said: “I did this for Tracey Tibbs, an ex-colleague of mine from Kings Of Wessex Academy.

“Not having long hair is a wonderfully liberating experience.”

The money raised from the head shave will go to UCL while the hair has been donated to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy.

Wendy sought inspiration from long-time friend Toby Sykes, who did a similar stunt for the Alzheimer’s Society.

She raised more than £2,000 for UCL which she said was ‘wonderful’ to achieve.

To make a donation, visit her JustGiving page.

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