Andy’s been dread-headed!

PUBLISHED: 06:09 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:44 31 May 2010

Hair and now – Friends Karen Hart and Anthony Parkin display Andy’s magnificent locks

Hair and now – Friends Karen Hart and Anthony Parkin display Andy’s magnificent locks

CHARITABLE Thaxted resident Andy Neale was dreading having his hair shaved off to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The 29-year-old, who lives in Mill End, had been growing his hair for 17 years when he decided to give it the chop on Sunday at The Sta

Former barber Richard Box delivers the final shave

CHARITABLE Thaxted resident Andy Neale was 'dreading' having his hair shaved off to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The 29-year-old, who lives in Mill End, had been growing his hair for 17 years when he decided to give it the chop on Sunday at The Star pub in Thaxted to raise at least £1000.

Mr Neale said: "A couple of my friends had experiences with cancer and it really brought home to me how serious the disease is, how it can affect anyone.

"I wanted to do something for charity, and as everyone knows me for my hair, I figured getting it chopped off was a good idea."

Shorn thing… Andy’s dreads piled at his feet

After the event, Mr Neale sold his locks on the internet auction site eBay. He said: "The highest bidder was a man in Leeds, who paid £24 for my dreadlocks.

"It seems a bit strange to me, buying someone else's hair."

So far Mr Neale has raised about £2600, but by the time all of the money has been collected, he believes it will be closer to £3,000.

"The day really couldn't have gone any better."

Pictures: DICK HARDING

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