Fringe benefits - Leigh firefighters cut of locks after year's growth for charity

Echo: Hair today – from left, Allan Weidner, Rob Tubb, Dave Allen, Chris Seal, Kieron Bailhan Hair today – from left, Allan Weidner, Rob Tubb, Dave Allen, Chris Seal, Kieron Bailhan

FIVE fundraising firefighters said goodbye to their long locks after a year without a haircut.

Chris Seal and his colleagues from Leigh fire station raised about £1,300 for the Burned Children’s Club.

The Basildon-based club supports youngsters with everything from minor injuries which heal, to serious or life-threatening burns requiring longterm care and surgery.

Sporting shoulderlength locks, Chris and Dave Allen, Rob Tubb, Allan Weidner and Andy Paton, visited KB Barbers, in Eastwood.

Chris said: “It feels nice when you have a haircut anyway, let alone after a year without one.

“It was OK when we were at work all together, but we’re in our forties so on your day off, when you’re out and about, we were getting the odd strange look.

“The charity is one that often gets overlooked, but it does great work building up the confidence of young burns victims.

“It was great of Kieron Bailhan to give his time free to cut all our hair. We also thank Scopes Asbestos Removal or a sizable donation."

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6:30pm Wed 30 Apr 14

boo beckett says...

'Off' not 'of'. And these people write for a living?
'Off' not 'of'. And these people write for a living? boo beckett
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6:39pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

When is their Strike!
When is their Strike! Living the La Vida Legra
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8:39am Thu 1 May 14

SARFENDMAN says...

Wot appened two the EKCO spell cheque?
Wot appened two the EKCO spell cheque? SARFENDMAN
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