Norwich mum braves the shave for children’s charity


A mum from Norwich has braved the shave to raise funds for a children's charity.

Charlene Hemment has been volunteering for Home-Start Norfolk for a year, providing support to a family with young children.

Recently she decided to shave off her long locks and donate the hair to young people who suffer hair loss following cancer treatment.

The 35-year-old said: 'I wish I'd known about Home-Start when I was a young parent. There were times when I needed some extra support. I really enjoy volunteering, it's great to be able to give something back.'

Home-Start Norfolk changed the lives of 1,164 children last year by offering support to those affected by issues such as post-natal depression, isolation, illness or disability.

Helen Brown, Home-Start Norfolk's funding manager, said: 'We are so grateful to Charlene for helping us raise vital funds to support Home-Start Norfolk. We value Charlene's role as a home-visiting volunteer, but she really has gone beyond the call of duty this time to support us.'

Charlene has raised £425 via her online fundraising page. To donate visit

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