A store employee is over the moon after raising over £1,000 for charity by losing her locks.

Brunette Ann Starkey works for Screwfix in the Junction 8 Business Centre on Rossfield Road, Ellesmere Port.

She was the proud owner of 27 inches of long brown hair which she sacrificed to raise money for national charity The Screwfix Foundation.

The charity supports projects which fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

Ann proudly displays her dramatic new look
Ann proudly displays her dramatic new look

She also donated the cut hair to children’s cancer charity The Little Princess Trust.

“I’m over the moon that I’ve raised so much money,” said Ann.

“I’m getting used to my new hairdo and have invested in a woolly hat now that the weather has turned colder.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support and generous donations and I have even inspired my male colleagues to take part in Movember so we hope to raise even more money in the coming weeks.”

People were able to donate money in store on the day with the highest donor being offered the chance to make the first cut.

“We’re all in admiration of Ann and the head shave,” said branch manager Jason Lathe.

The Screwfix Foundation, launched earlier this year, donates much needed funding to help a variety of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas to decorating the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

It works with two national charity partners, Barnardo’s children’s charity and Macmillan Cancer Support as well as lending a welcome helping hand to smaller, local registered charities behind projects which involve work for those in need.

Relevant projects in Ellesmere Port can apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.

John Mewett, trustee of the foundation, said: “The Screwfix Foundation relies on the money raised by fundraising events across the country in and around our Screwfix stores.

“We’re delighted that colleagues and customers in Ellesmere Port are getting behind the charity and doing this fantastic activity to raise money which we will then donate to our well deserving national and local charity partners.”