A SOUTH Tyneside supermarket worker had a close shave as she supported her company’s charity.
Zoe Service, who works as a checkout operator at Asda in Boldon, decided to shave off her long locks to raise money for the firm’s Tickled Pink charity, which raises funds to help the fight against breast cancer.
The 34-year-old’s stunt was the focal point of a store-wide charity day on Saturday, which saw more than £5,000 raised for the good cause.
Mum-of-one Zoe, from Springwell in Gateshead, raised more than £800 alone, by having her hair chopped off in the store’s foyer, surrounded by cheering friends and colleagues.
She said: “The support I’ve had has been brilliant and I’m delighted to have raised so much money.
“I wasn’t nervous about having my hair cut at all, and it’s all for a good cause.
“My family, like most, has been affected by breast cancer, and I just wanted to do something that would help bring some funds in for the charity.”
Store manager Julie Collier said: “I think what Zoe has done is absolutely fantastic.
“As a woman, I know how important hair is to us, and I think she’s incredibly brave to have hers shaved off.
“Our staff are brilliant and always coming up with ideas to raise more and more money for the charity.
“Each year they seem to come up with something else, and I’d like to thank them all for their efforts. It’s absolutely fantastic.”