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Council leader to ‘Brave the Shave’

Test Valley’s council leader Phil North is preparing to ‘Brave the Shave’ to raise funds for charity.

Here are Love Andover HQ, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to share a photo of the unruly state of Cllr North’s barnet:

As with many during this lockdown period, Cllr North has been unable to visit a barbershop. Many will know the feeling of exasperation with our hair as it seems to go wild on us, and Cllr North is clearly no exception.

However, the local authority leader has decided to go a bit further than your bulk standard haircut and truly go for it and loose his locks in aid of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

On his Facebook page the Bourne Valley councillor said, “Before I emulate my dad in the 1970s, combined with my mum’s curls, I’m going to brave the shave and try and raise some cash for charity at the same time.

“Clippers have been ordered and I’ll be going Grade 2 all over on June 11th – my birthday. So another couple of weeks of growing time yet.”

You can support Councillor North’s fundraising by clicking here.

The council leader said yesterday,“The NHS – and everyone who works for it – have been absolute heroes throughout the coronavirus crisis and despite the continued pressure are always developing new ways to further help patients and to improve services.

“Staff from the Midwifery team at Andover War Memorial Hospital are intending to create an Andover Maternity Hub that houses all the core services plus space for scanning, breastfeeding support and antenatal education all under one roof.

“So what better way to help mark this moment in time than to raise funds for a project that helps bring new life into the world.”

The date set for Cllr North’s hair erasing ceremony is June 11th. We are hoping for a video stream of the event.

With another couple of weeks worth of growth to come, in addition to fundraising for Macmillan, we would like to suggest Cllr North donates his lost locks to the Little Princess Trust. The charity then take the hair to make it into wigs for children that suffer cancer.


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