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 www.projectaware.org 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 http://www.justgiving.com/Risk1.
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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