Kolleen’s close shave!

kolleen jefferson after
kolleen jefferson after

BRAVE Kolleen Jefferson raised £1,900 for two charities by shaving off her long hair.

The 25-year-old was sponsored to cut off her locks in front of friends and family at Featherstone Rovers Rugby Club on Sunday.

She raised the cash for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cruse Bereavement Care, two charities which helped her family when her uncle and sister died after suffering from cancer.

Mrs Jefferson, of Cavendish Avenue, Pontefract, said: “I decided to do something a little bit different and what better shock factor than shaving my lovely long hair off.

“I thought that if I do something like this, every time I look in the mirror it will remind me what I did to raise the money.”

“Both of these charities are close to my heart.

“Family members have relied on Macmillan Cancer Support and I have needed Cruse Bereavement Care after losing my sister in 2009.

“Anyone who has ever had contact with either charity will know how much they help when you are at your lowest but they need funds to help them continue.

“That’s where the general public comes in to raise money so these charities can continue to do fantastic work.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/kolleen-jefferson to donate.