CHESTERFIELD: Peter set to lose his locks for charity

Veterinary nurse Peter Gould is getting his waist-length hair cut to raise money for Ashgate Hospice. Sandra Vaughan from wisp hair and nails.
Veterinary nurse Peter Gould is getting his waist-length hair cut to raise money for Ashgate Hospice. Sandra Vaughan from wisp hair and nails.

A dad is set to lose his much-loved locks in memory of his dad who died of cancer.

Peter Gould, 31, of Chesterfield, will have all his waist-length hair cut off to aid Ashgate Hospice.

The hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust charity which will use it to make wigs for children who suffer from cancer.

Peter, a veterinary nurse at Chapel House Vets in Chesterfield, lost his dad, Keith, to the devastating disease in 2010.

He said he has been growing his hair for about seven years and always promised to eventually have it cut for charity.

Peter added: “I’m doing this in memory of my dad while at the same time helping two very worthwhile causes.

“I’m a bit nervous about losing my hair – it’s been a part of me for such a long time – but it’ll be well worth it.

“I’ll be thinking of my dad because he wasn’t very keen on my hair – but he loved me nonetheless.

“I hope to do him proud!”

Peter said his dad was a keen family man who always helped people.

Dad-of-two Peter will have his hair cut off during a special fundraising night for the Chesterfield hospice.

The event will take place in the ballroom at Chesterfield Winding Wheel at 7.30pm on Friday, November 8. There is a small entry fee at the door.

The evening will include a raffle and entertainment from local performers including Stumble and Dave Turner.

Peter said: “It promises to be a fantastic night.

“We’re all looking forward to it and we hope as many people as possible turn out so we can raise lots of money.”

If you can’t attend on the night but would like to sponsor Peter, log on to www.justgiving.com/Peter-Gould1

For more information about Ashgate Hospice, which offers support to people who are suffering from cancer and their families, visit www.ashgatehospice.org