THREE brave men have chopped off their locks in the name of three charities.
The daring trio got friendly with the trimmers to raise cash for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, and Friends of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station Projects.
And long-locked John Heartley’s tresses will be sent to create wigs for children with cancer.
He was joined by Andrew Wright, co-owner of The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, and Josh Morley, who works there part-time while training to be a teacher.
They had their locks lopped off by Joanne Sheldon, owner of JMS Hair on West Street, Sowerby Bridge.
Organiser Auralee Evans, who is a member of Friends of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, said: “I’d been trying to persuade John for a year to have his hair cut off for charity, and he decided he would.
“He was a bit scared as he had long hair all down his back .
“So Josh and Andrew supported him.”
The group has managed to raise £368 which will be split between the children’s hospice and the station projects.
Mrs Evans said: “We’ve done quite a lot for the railway station. It’s looking much better and is a much safer area. There is less vandalism and is looking bright and cheerful. People like it better, it’s a much more welcoming area.
“I’d like to say a big thankyou to all those who gave and supported the men on the day.”