Kirsty ends the year on a high with charity head shave at Aylesbury's Hop Pole pub

A mum of three braved the shave in aid of Macmillan in a bid to end the year on a high and celebrate life with her friends and family.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 11:36 am
Updated Monday, 2nd December 2019, 11:37 am
Kirsty Harley at her Hop Pole charity event

Kirsty Harley, who works at The Hop Pole pub in Aylesbury, commandeered the pub for Saturday night to host a fundraising event for the cancer support charity.

Local businesses including Frooty Tooty, Marks and Punctures, Golden Scissors and Baldys donated prizes for a raffle, and there was a DJ on hand to get the party started.

But the main event was Kirsty getting her long locks completely shaved off, and her hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust.

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Kirsty said: “It was quite nervewracking but it was all for a good cause, I actually quite like it short now, and yesterday it was the quickest hair wash I’ve ever had in my life!

“I’d like to say thank you to everyone that came, and everyone who donated raffle prizes, and especially Hop Pole landlord Ian Matthews.”

And Kirsty revealed the reason behind her big event, a drive to have a memorable celebration after many of her friends and family have suffered a bad year.

She said: “I’ve had a few cancer scares over the years, but I’m lucky because

none of them ever came to anything.

“But it feels like everyone I have spoken to this year has had a really bad year, and I just wanted to do something good for charity and help to end it on a high.”

And end it on a high she did, with friends and family coming to the pub, some from as far afield as Southampton for the fun event.

The fundraising money is still rolling in, but at the last count Kirsty’s event, including the head shave sponsorship and raffle has raised an amazing £1,854.33 for Macmillan so far.

If you would like to donate to Macmillan, which supports families and sufferers of cancer with practical advice, hands on care and support you can visit