AN ANIMAL lover has braved the shave to raise money for a cause close to her heart.
Leamington College transport manager Rachel Martin raked in over £600 for The Humane Society International UK charity (HSI) after parting with her long locks.
With help from barbering students Louis Turner and Tilly England, Rachel faced the chop in the college’s atrium, as friends and family watched on in support.
Rachel’s hair has gone to the Little Princess Trust – a charity which provides wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment and illness.
She said: “I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has supported and donated, it means the world to me and it will really help the charity make changes to animal welfare.
“It has been a liberating feeling and I am grateful to everyone who has helped and provided support with this fundraiser.”
HSI works to help animals in laboratories, meat farms, pets and wildlife, and to prevent cruelty through education across the globe.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rachel-anker to donate to Rachel’s cause.