Basingstoke mum chops off her teenage daughter's pink locks in Cancer Research UK fundraiser (From Daily Echo)
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Basingstoke mum chops off her teenage daughter's pink locks in Cancer Research UK fundraiser
Buy this photo » (From left) Mum Stevie Hobbs with Amelia, and her sister Shannon and dad John
THERE has to be a good reason for a mum to shave her daughter’s hair off – and Stevie Hobbs certainly had one.
A crowd of people watched as Stevie took the clippers to the brightly dyed pink locks of her 15-year-old daughter Amelia at Asda, in Brighton Way, Basing-stoke.
Amelia, who dyed her hair shortly before undergoing the close shave, was raising money for charity Cancer Research UK after seeing several members of her family battling the disease.
Stevie, 37, said: “I’m really proud of her.
“A couple of months ago she told us that she wanted to shave her head, and we told her to wait a week just to see if she changed her mind.
“But she was absolutely sure that it was what she wanted to do, and we’ve backed her 100 per cent.
“It wasn’t too difficult for me to shave her head – I do my husband’s hair all the time, so it really wasn’t that different.”
Amelia’s 47-year-old lorry driver dad John was among the crowd of supporters and shoppers watching as Stevie wielded the clippers.
Although she shed a couple of tears as her shoulder-length tresses were shaved from her head, Amelia, a pupil at The Costello School, in Basingstoke, had no regrets.
Amelia, from Brighton Hill, said: “I’m really glad I’ve done it. I originally wanted to raise £500 but I’ve already got about £700 in donations so I’m really pleased. My friends and family have all been donating money.
“It feels really strange at the moment but my hair does grow really fast so I’m sure it won’t be long until it grows out.
“I don’t know what people’s reaction to me will be – I’ve already had some strange looks – but it doesn’t really matter. I’m just really glad I’ve done it.”
To make a donation visit justgiving.com/amelia-hobbs/.
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