Uckfield man chops his long locks for charity

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Every little helped for two charities which benefited from a brave employee’s decision to sacrifice his hair for others in need.

Tesco worker Bruce Turner grew his hair long over ten years but surrendered the lot to the scissors in an attempt to raise money for two major charities.

Bruce, 26 from Uckfield, has worked for Tesco for eight years. He had allowed his hair to grow down to his shoulders and it was his pride and joy.

But on Saturday he sat in the front of the store and allowed fellow employee and hair expert Emma Weddell to chop the lot off in front of other members of Tesco staff and surprised shoppers.

Bruce had offered his haircut to potential sponsors in an aim to raise money for Diabetes UK and he donated his locks to The Little Princesses Trust.

This provides real hair wigs, free, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

It works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to give the most realistic look as close as possible to original hair and keep parents informed.