A MAN from Lickey End has had his prized dreadlocks chopped off to raise funds for the Primrose Hospice.
Sean Price bid farewell to the locks he had spent the past two years growing to collect £230 for the charity which supported his mum’s best friend Rachel.
The 27-year-old, who owns Phoenix Laser Removal, was sponsored for the haircut.
His four-year-old son Chase cut of the first lock at Barber Lab, New Road, Bromsgrove and has been proudly showing everyone his dad’s old dreads ever since.
Mr Price said after Rachel was cared for by the Primrose he wanted to give something back.
“It is really strange not to have them anymore – it was quite emotional and my partner was a bit upset too.
“But we knew it was for a good cause.
“People don’t recognise me anymore.
“There’s been a few times where people have just walked past me in the street and blanked me.”
Primrose Hospice community fund-raiser Anna Wilson said: “Sean looks like a totally different person without his dreadlocks.
“We are so grateful to him for taking the plunge and having his haircut to raise for Primrose, especially as he had been growing it for so long.
“We all think his new haircut looks great and we would like to say a great big thank you to Sean, and of course Chase who had the honour of cutting off the first lock.
“The money Sean has raised will make a real difference to people with life-limiting conditions living in our community.”
There is still time to boost Sean’s fund.
Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/jacquie-eaton to donate.