Simon's Blog: Hair Today - Gone Tomorrow!

A couple of years ago, I was challenged by my friend and Scuba industry colleague, Roz Lunn, to literally let my hair down for Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility & Education – visit for more information); Roz’ suggestion was that I should let my hair grow a bit, then have it shorn off in support of the Project AWARE Foundation, which works tirelessly to help protect our marine environments, flora & fauna.
Having passed the “spring chicken” stage some way back, I wasn't entirely sure my ageing follicles were up to the task, however I’m pleased to report they were able to produce a volume that was worth bidding to remove at a recent Project AWARE charity dinner, and a very direct form of hair loss duly took place.
From my perspective in the cutting chair, it was a little unnerving to see the “run-up” approach being taken by some of the cutters who queued (and paid) to take a swipe with the Clairols, and I will also admit to considerable relief as I passed the “Max Wall” and “Shaolin Monk” stages, as I more than half-expected some late bids to keep me looking that way for a week or two. Thankfully spared this fate, some 15 hair-razing minutes and a few more donations later it was all over; we made just a hair’s breadth over £230 on the night but, like the new coat of fuzz on my swede, this amount can grow still more with your help, through our JustGiving site at
Pop on over there to see some images of the locks being lost – and BTW, does anyone want to buy any scrunchies? :-)

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