A CHARITY fundraiser went to hair-raising lengths to raise money for a national cancer charity.

Natalie Hutchinson, from Darlington, had her hair shaved off at a charity fundraising evening at Hogans, in Victoria Road, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

She has so fair raised £970 for the charity, which is almost double her original target of £500.

The 31-year-old said: “It was absolutely fantastic and the support from everyone was unreal.

“About ten minutes before I had my hair shaved I got really nervous but when everybody stood up and started cheering for me it was amazing.

“I want to say a big thank you for everyone who helped me on the night, including Marcia Burnside who shaved my hair for me - I couldn’t have done it without them.

“I wanted to fundraise for Macmillan because my grandfather died from cancer and my step-father has it at the moment so it is a cause close to me.”

Her friend, Dean Bates, from Darlington, also had his chest waxed during the evening to help raise funds.

To add to their fundraising, visit justgiving.com/natalie-hutchinson