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Landlady and punters brave the shave

Jack Horner, Sharron, Dee Harris & Mick Heir after having their heads shaved.
Jack Horner, Sharron, Dee Harris & Mick Heir after having their heads shaved.

The Easter weekend was a hairy occasion for one pub landlady and her customers.

Deanna Laybourne, who runs The Magnet Hotel, braved the shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Deanna, 48, and two of her customers, Jack Horner and Nick Heir, had their hair shaved off.

And her partner Brian Burton joined in and underwent a sponsored back wax.

She said: “Macmillan is a cause close to my heart and I wanted to do a charity weekend to support it. I have lost members of my family to cancer and before I decided I was going to have my head shaved, my mum passed away.”

The shaves took place on Easter Saturday, when the pub, off Dewsbury Road, also held a charity race night.

And the following day, it played host to a sponsored Easter bonnet parade.

The total amount of money raised is still being totted up as donations continue to come in. But it is thought the events raised around £1,000.

Deanna, who took over the running of the pub in January, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. There were so many people, including strangers, coming in to support it. It was a great success.”