Mohawk gran thanks those who donated

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A GRANDMOTHER who went for a pink mohican hairdo to raise money in memory of her twin brother is thanking all those who sponsored her.

Mary Bish decided to shave her hair off – except for a strip in the middle – to raise money in memory of her twin brother Frank Barnes.

And in the process the 64-year-old raised £750 from donations.

The retired nurse, of Langstone Road, Milton, Portsmouth, said: ‘I want to thank everyone who donated money for my haircut.

‘It means so much to me and God bless all those who did.

‘I’d also like to say a special thank you to the Hair Sanctuary and Hairdressing for Men, in Tangier Road, who cut and maintained my hair for me for three months.’

The money will be given to the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, which provides holidays and activities for terminally-ill, chronically-sick, disabled and disadvantaged children. The charity was close to Frank, who grew up in Purbrook. He died last year from a cardiac arrest in his sleep.