Stourbridge shop assistant has a close shave for charity

Stourbridge News: Diane Pitt with her new look courtesy of Ryan Ashley. Diane Pitt with her new look courtesy of Ryan Ashley.

A BRAVE Stourbridge shop recently shaved her hair off to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity .

Diane Pitt, who works at Wilkinsons on High Street sacrificed her long locks for the charity and raised more than £700.

Ryan Ashley, a stylist from Stourbridge hairdressers Francis and Ashley, had the honour of shaving 12 inches of hair from Diane’s head and the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s mascot, Maac, also turned up to give his support.

She also donated her hair to the Little Princesses Charity, which makes wigs for children with cancer.

Sue Gazey, store manager, said: “We are all immensely proud of Sue for having all her lovely long hair shaved off for charity. It’s quite remarkable that she would make such a big change just because she felt like she needed to do her bit for these worthy causes.

“Whenever people ask about her bold new look, she can tell them how she has done a really kind deed and raised lots of money for charity.”

Sarah Arnold, corporate fundraising manager at the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We are always grateful for donations, as we rely on them to keep our charity going.

"We’d like to thank Diane for going above and beyond to raise money and help keep our air ambulances flying. Her donation really will go a long way.”

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