Kind-hearted Colne youngster to have locks chopped for charity

CUT ABOVE THE REST: Tegan May Hargreaves (5) (S)
CUT ABOVE THE REST: Tegan May Hargreaves (5) (S)

A kind-hearted youngster is playing her part in a Colne family fun day by having her long locks chopped off for charity.

Little Tegan May Hargreaves (5) will have almost 12in. cut off her hair as part of the annual event at the Union Exchange, in Market Street - the pub her dad Jamie manages.

She will be donating any money raised to the Little Princess Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, and her hair will help provide wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.

The family fun day, which will start at noon on Monday.

The day is set to include a bouncy castle. guest appearances, live bands, mascots, face painting and various other fund-raising activities.

Tegan’s hair will be plaited and cut at 4pm.

And her shorn locks will be sent off to the Little Princess Trust.

Jamie, who took over from landlady Maggie Owens in September, said: “Every family is touched by cancer at some point and it is especially sad when children suffer - Tegan wanted to do her bit and we are all so proud of her.”

James Waddington, managing director of Inglenook Inns and Taverns, added: “We are thrilled to have Jamie on board.

“Maggie definitely passed the Union Exchange into a safe pair of hands.

“We always endeavour to become a pivotal part of the community and this is a perfect example of business and community working together.

“Please support Jamie and the Union Exchange and help lots of people to feel better at a very difficult time in their lives.”

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/tegan-may-haircut