It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow for a West Brom Customer Service Advisor from Kingswinford.
Charley Mantle, who works at the Society’s branch on Cradley Heath High Street, had her long locks chopped off in the name of charity.
The 23-year-old raised £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust, helping the West Brom break through the £20,000 barrier in just six months of supporting its nominated charity.
Charley also donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs and hair pieces for children suffering from cancer.
She said: “I really wanted to do something for charity and the two organisations which benefitted are brilliant causes. It was the first time I’ve had my hair cut in a good number of years and around 15 inches came off and was donated to Little Princess Trust.
“I was pretty nervous having so much cut off but, at the same time, it was exciting to be involved.”
Charley’s charity cut took place at Toni & Guy’s in Victoria Street, Wolverhampton.
“The guys there were fantastic,” she added. “They did the cut for free to ensure we could raise as much as possible for Teenage Cancer Trust and I’m very grateful for that.”
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24.
Emily Henderson from the charity said: “We are thrilled with the way that Charley and her colleagues from the West Brom have got behind the push to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
“We rely entirely on donations to fund our work and, right now, for every young person with cancer we can help, there is another we can’t.
“We want to be able to help every young person with cancer and ensure no young person faces cancer alone.
“The response has been overwhelming and to have reached £20,000 after just six months of fundraising is a fantastic achievement which we are hugely grateful for.”