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Bald decision to raise cash for charity

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Dedicated bank staff Danny Atchinson and Christine Hamilton baldly shaved their heads to raise money for charity.

The duo celebrated the unveiling of the recently-refurbished Natwest Pontefract branch by raising more than £1,000 in memory of Becci Marley, who died from cystic fibrosis in 2009.

Branch manager Mr Atchinson and bank clerk Mrs Hamilton held the event in the branch in June.

Mr Atchinson said: “We were both very nervous beforehand, I think myself more than Christine.

“But it’s nothing to lose your hair for a few weeks in order to raise money for such a great cause.”

The pair raised a total of £510.73 in donations plus a further £244.99 from online donations. Natwest will also donate a further £250 taking the total to £1,005.72.

Mr Atchinson added: “We would like to thank our fantastic customers for their help and support and we are so glad we did it. Christine is even thinking of keeping the new style!”

Sue Marley, Becci’s mum, who set up a fund in her memory, thanked the pair for their efforts.

Mrs Marley, from Ackworth, was awarded an MBE for her fundraising efforts and was chosen to be an Olympic torch bearer as part of the preparations for the Olympic Games in 2012.

She added: “I would never have the courage to do a headshave.

“The rest of the staff were brilliant and I really enjoyed spending the day with them and their customers and hopefully between us we will have raised the profile of cystic fibrosis a little more.”

She added: “I would never have the courage to do a headshave. The rest of the staff were brilliant and I really enjoyed spending the day with them and their customers and hopefully between us we will have raised the profile of cystic fibrosis a little more.”

 

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