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Liam's hairy idea for St Rocco's Hospice
11:40am Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
IT could only be a hairdresser’s worst nightmare.
When Liam Prescott decided to grow his short hair long to raise money for St Rocco’s Hospice it was not the fundraising idea his hairdresser fiancee Michelle Allen had in mind.
He said: “She said don’t do that, you will look silly. Michelle was alright for the first four months but then it started to grow. She said I looked like someone from the streets.”
Liam, of Elliott Avenue, Golborne, decided to raise money for the hospice after Michelle’s granddad spent time there while also raising money for Pulmonary Hypertension Association as his grandparents have the condition.
And a year ago he hit on the idea of growing his locks long to get them shaved off.
Liam said: “I thought it would be quite easy to do that. It turned out to be the hardest thing to do.
“I have always had short hair and no beard and I was alright all the way until May when my hair was quite long and it was quite warm and was getting sweaty and the beard was getting itchy.”
So far he has raised around £1,500 for the two charities and he even got some of the patients at St Rocco’s to help him shave off his hair.
If you would like to donate to Liam’s fundraising contact St Rocco’s Hospice on 575780.
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