Hartlepool teen Georgia loses her flowing locks for charity

Georgia with George Newbury and Derek Redman from Macmillan.
Georgia with George Newbury and Derek Redman from Macmillan.
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She’s feeling a lot colder.

But thanks to Hartlepool teenager Georgia Barnes and her wonderful donation of more than 50 inches of hair, charity has really benefited after she underwent a head shave.

Georgia before her sponsored head shave. Pic: Jon Dea Photography.

Georgia before her sponsored head shave. Pic: Jon Dea Photography.

College student Georgia, 17, showed her support for Macmillan by parting with her flowing locks at the Heugh Gun Battery in the town.

The head-shave was carried out by hairdresser Thomas Wheeler and was a big hit.

In the end, four plaits of 14 inches of hair were taken from Georgia’s head and it will all go to the Little Princess Trust,which provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

On top of that, it looks like Georgia has collected more than £400 for charity with more to come.

Macmillan Hartlepool official Derek Redman said: “Georgia is a very caring young lady who has known people living with cancer and she just wanted to help Macmillan.”

Proud mum Sarah Bedford, 41, who is also mother to son Ben, 11, and Anastasia, 11 weeks, said: “She just wanted to do something for charity and she has chosen Macmillan.

“Georgia seemed to take it all in her stride. The whole thing went really well and there was lots of support.

“We want to say thank you to everyone who backed her. We had sponsorship from a lot of people.”

Georgia is a student at Hartlepool College of Further Education, where she is studying early years child care.

Georgia’s big day was one of a series of events at the Heugh Battery.

Activities for the younger generation will continue on Wednesday, April 6, when the battery hopes to hold the biggest Teddy Bear’s picnic in Hartlepool, starting from 1pm.

Anyone wanting more details about any of the events at the Battery should contact the museum on (01429) 270746.

To help more people living with cancer, Macmillan relies on public donations.

To find out ways you can give to the worthy cause, call Macmillan’s Hartlepool officials Derek Redman on (01429) 299661, or George Newbury on (01429) 271890.