Gorleston musician set for charity chop

Nathan Hawdon, from band Dumbfoundus, is having his mane of hair cut off for the Little Princess Tru

Nathan Hawdon, from band Dumbfoundus, is having his mane of hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust. Photo: Paul Burgess - Credit: Paul Burgess

A Gorleston man with what could be called a mane of hair is having his mop chopped for charity.

Nathan Hawdon, from band Dumbfoundus, is having his mane of hair cut off for the Little Princess Tru

Nathan Hawdon, from band Dumbfoundus, is having his mane of hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust. Photo: Paul Burgess - Credit: Paul Burgess

Nathan Hawdon, 31, is well-known for playing percussion and backing vocals in local band Dumbfoundus, often recognised for his big hair. But after seeing a viral video online, he was inspired to cut it all off for a good cause.

'I saw a video of a little girl in America, she was only about four, but she was absolutely schooling people on how to be a good person.

'She made a point about children being sick and losing their hair, and she went on to have all her hair - and her doll's hair - cut off.'

After seeing how brave such a young child had been, Nathan decided that if he was going to ever have his hair cut it'd have to benefit someone else too.

'That was about a year ago,' said Nathan, who is also a tattoo artist apprentice at Bohemian Ink in Hemsby.

'But I started procrastinating and people kept calling me up on it, so I contacted the Little Princess Trust and set up a donation page so that there is no backing out now.'

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The Little Princess Trust provides wigs and hair pieces for children who suffer hair loss due to cancer treatment.

'So now, the plan is to cut it off between sets at the Dumbfoundus gig at the Lord Nelson in Gorleston on December 12.

'My friend Kane, from Drake's barbers, is going to do the honours and we'll be donating the hair and any money raised to the trust.'

Nathan isn't going completely bald - 'I don't have the right head shape for it,' he said - and will be keeping his trademark facial hair, because it would be of no use to the charity.

'I'm just hoping lots of people will come along and I can use the band, and the hype, to do something worthwhile.'

• To find out more, donate, or follow Nathan's progress visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nathanhawdondumb