Sunderland school girl has long hair cut for cancer charity

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THIS kind Wearsider got her long locks shorn to help a charity which transports cancer sufferers to hospital for vital treatment.

Lynn Olson visited The White Salon, in Fulwell, to lose 20 inches of hair in aid of the Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care organisation.

The charity offers staffed custom-made vehicles to transport outpatients, free of charge, who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy cancer treatment.

Lynn, 35, from Red House in Sunderland, decided to have the cut because her boss at Second to None Blinds, in Olive Street, Stan Rowell uses Daft as a Brush.

Stan, 58, of Hastings Hill, was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year, and relies on transport to the Freeman Hospital so he can receive treatment.

Stan’s wife Christine, 57, said: “The cost of getting through to get treatment is huge, it’s phenomenal.

“So for Lynn to do this and raise money for Daft as a Brush is brilliant.

“We are really grateful to her. She’s had 20 inches taken off her hair, one for every year she has worked at Second to None.”

Stylist Christie Moon carried out the mop chop.

“Lynn is still collecting in sponsorship money at the minute,” she said. “But she thinks it will be about £1,000, and the bank have pledged £500 as well so it’s going to be a very good amount.”