Donna from Gosport says goodbye to hair to raise money in memory of dad

When her dad died from cancer, Donna Coney wanted to do something in memory of him.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 6:36 am
Caption: Donna Coney, 24, from Gosport shaved her head for charity. Can you also assign the before picture which Allan took to be used as an insert please.

But the 24-year-old knew she didn’t have the time to train for a run like the Race For Life, so she decided to do something else.

Donna, from Gosport, is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner after she shaved her hair off for her late dad Martin.

Watched by friends and family, Donna said goodbye to her locks last weekend at Snipitz in Nobes Avenue, Gosport.

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She says: ‘I was really nervous in the week leading up to it, but I had great support from loads of people.

‘Now it’s been a few days, I’m used to it and am so glad I did it. My head is a lot colder nowadays, but it has been worth it.

‘I would never have cut my long hair for another reason so I was unsure of how I would look. But I wanted to do something in memory of my dad.

‘The head shave was something I mentioned after a glass of wine. Since that night, it stuck and I started planning it.’

With the help of her mum Sue, Donna has raised nearly £500 for Cancer Research UK.

She adds: ‘I never expected to raise so much.’

She has also donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children.

Sue says: ‘I’m really proud of her.’

Donations are still being received at Kev Jones’ grocers shop in Nobes Avenue.