Fleur Bentley is feeling the cold more than ever this winter, having had her waist-length locks chopped off for charity.
Fleur, 35, who lives near Fulwood Academy in Black Bull Lane, Preston, had been growing her hair for four years, specifically so she could donate it to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.
Friends and family also sponsored her a total of £500 to have the cut, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Fleur said: “It’s gone from being waist-length to right up near my ears.
“It’ll take a bit of getting used to after four years. I feel a bit light-headed actually, you don’t realise how heavy that much hair can be.
“I’m also a bit colder too, I think I’ve done it at the wrong time of year!”
Fleur’s trim was carried out by stylist Jonathan Entwistle of AM1 Hair in Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston.
The hair had to be plaited before it was cut, in order for it to be easily donated to charity.
Fleur added: “I wasn’t that nervous as the hairdresser started because I’ve done it before for charity. It’s such a good cause and I wanted to help.”
Fleur says she will grow her hair out again now over the next few years, making sure she keeps it regularly trimmed to stop any split ends.