Fundraising hair cut for good causes

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 December 2011

Diane Belton from Thetford who has had her hair cut off for three charities.

Diane Belton from Thetford who has had her hair cut off for three charities.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

A woman who set herself the challenge of raising as much money for possible for a trio of charities has had her hair chopped off for the cause.

Diane Belton, 49, from St Mary’s Court, Thetford, now sports a smart crop after having her shoulder length hair cut.

She has raised more than £70 to date which will be divided equally between Macmillan Cancer Care, the British Heart Foundation and the Matthew Project.

Ms Belton, who has a heart murmur, has used the services of the Matthew Project and whose 85-year-old mother suffers with a brain tumour, was given the hair cut at Jazzy d’s hair salon on Tanner Street.

She said: “I know it’s not a lot of money but as they say, it’s the thought that counts.

“I’m really pleased with my hair - it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

I wanted it to be even shorter but the lady who cut it said 
it would be too short for 

“Reading between the lines I think she was trying to say it wouldn’t suit me.”

Ms Belton, who still has further sponsorship money to collect, has not ruled out fundraising again in future.

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