RED NOSE DAY SLIDESHOW: Your events around the county

Pete Fessey having his hair cut for comic relief and donating it to a childrens charity. also pictured is Elyssa Crockett, senior Stylist at Mark Roberts salon
Pete Fessey having his hair cut for comic relief and donating it to a childrens charity. also pictured is Elyssa Crockett, senior Stylist at Mark Roberts salon

HAIR-RAISING!

Pete Fessey lost his long locks and ponytail today in a sponsored head shave for Red Nose Day.

The 49-year-old, of Stonebroom, near Alfreton, had it all shaved off to raise about £500 for Comic Relief.

Another good cause will also benefit as Pete has given his ponytail to The Little Princess Trust.

Pete, who works with adults with learning difficulties, said: “I’ve been talking about doing it for a long time and I wanted to do it last year but hung on for Comic Relief.

“I’m nearly 50 now as well so I thought it was time to grow up and get rid of it!”

Pete had his head shaved at the Mark Roberts New Hair Salon, on Glumangate, Chesterfield.

Other events taking place across the county included staff and pupils at Brockwell Junior School, Chesterfield, dressing as superheroes.

Gemma Darby, stylist and Lucy Tyers, proprietor at Signature Hair salon, in Alfreton, raised money with special cakes.

Alan Hobson and Charlie Last are performing a sponsored cycle in Sainsbury’s Dronfield for eight hours while at Swanick School and Sports College, teachers and pupils also dressed up as superheroes.