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Dukinfield care worker gets first haircut in years for charity
Thursday 2nd June 2016 @ 15:11 by Adam Higgins

Care centre worker Jo Yates has raised hundreds of pounds for charity after her first hair cut since being at primary school.

Jo, from Dukinfield, bid farewell to a dramatic 18 inches of her hair for a number of good causes.

Jo, who works at Ashton Primary Care Centre for the Urgent Care Team, had not had a haircut since primary school, but it was her pet pooch who helped her decide it was time to say goodbye to her lengthy locks.

“It was just after Christmas and I was laid on the bed with my dog,” she said.

“My hair was so long he rolled up in it and I was pinned to the bed!”

Jo’s colleagues at the Ashton Medical Centre came up with the idea of using the haircut as an opportunity to raise money for charity.

After plenty of donations from family and friends, Jo raised £415 for Diabetes UK, Girl Guiding and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. She also donated her hair to a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients.

“It was a bit of a shock!” Jo said, looking at her new hair style for the first time.

“But Joan Rodgers, a colleague of mine who used to be a hairdresser, did a great job, it’s a really lovely cut.”

Jo added: “I’d like to thank all of my family, friends and colleagues who supported me and donated.”