Mum 'braves the shave' to raise cash for MIND

It there is one thing Phillippa Bailey is vain about it’s her hair. That’s is why braving the shave is such a big deal.

By Sue Wilkinson
Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 12:30 pm
Garden Centre Receptionist Phillippa Bailey is preparing for a charity haircut, General manager Ricky Nock offers some help
Garden Centre Receptionist Phillippa Bailey is preparing for a charity haircut, General manager Ricky Nock offers some help

The receptionist at Irton Garden Centre is having her locks lopped off in a good cause – the mental health charity Mind.

“I have had a trial run,” said Phillippa, “I cut a piece off the back and it was 35 centimetres – that is 14inches – long,

“This is a massive deal for me. I don’t have much self confidence and I use my hair to hide behind,” said Phillippa, who lives in Hunmanby. She has the backing of her project manager husband , her 16-year-old daughter Jessica and her colleagues.

Phillippa, who has has not had her hair cut for a year – goes under the scissors at the garden centre on Saturday July 25 and it will be live on Facebook.

So far, she has raised more than £100.

“I know I am raising money for people who need it – and my hair will grow back.”