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Josephine’s long locks go for good cause

Josephine Scott, 16, after having her hair cut for charity by Partners In Style Salon on Newcastle Road.

Josephine Scott, 16, after having her hair cut for charity by Partners In Style Salon on Newcastle Road.

A HAIR-raising fund-raiser has helped out a cancer charity.

The event, at Seaburn Leisure Centre, included face-painting, nail-painting and a sponsored hair cut.

Funds were raised for the Princess Trust, who make wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

Ground Work North East and Cumbria are behind the weekly meetings, part of the National Citizen Service scheme for school leavers, which runs throughout the summer.

One of the teenagers on the course is Josephine Scott, who hadn’t had her hair cut for three years before having her long locks chopped for the charity.

Youth worker Lauren Sullivan said: “The youngsters are all so enthusiastic and want to do things to help the community. For some, this is their first time away from home, but they’ve made friends and it gives them valuable life skills.”

 

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