SLIDESHOW: Fundraising women lose their locks

Two dedicated women baldly shaved their heads to raise money for causes close to their hearts.

After losing both her grandparents to cancer, Normanton mum-of-three, Korrina Tibble, wanted to raise money for Cancer Research to support others who are suffering.

Her best friend Kerry Flynn travelled up from Birmingham to do the honour of chopping off her locks at Newlands Primary School.

Her youngest daughters, seven-year-old Rebecca and five-year-old Katie, who attend the school, watched with pride while her eldest Nicole, 14, sent messages of love and moral support.

Mrs Tibble, 34, said: “I was getting more and more nervous the closer it got to the day. My hair was down past my shoulders so it is a huge change especially as my hair is like my comfort blanket normally – but I’m pleased I did it.

“I’m also going to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust.”

Lay-reader and youth worker Margaret Holmes chose to shave her hair to raise money for Horbury’s St Peter’s Church, where she is based.

She said: “I was less worried than I thought I would be, actually, but it was a big shock when I looked in the mirror.

At least I can save on shampoo now!

“I wanted to grab people’s attention at the church and do something a bit wacky. It seemed to do the trick as it was well attended. Thanks to everyone who supported me.”

The shave raised £380 and a junior youth crew coffee morning on the same day raised a further £151.