Your news: Pollyanna’s Big Chop for charity

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More than 40 friends and supporters gathered at Proper Cycling and Coffee in Hassocks on Sunday to watch Pollyanna Hollebon have her long hair cut off for charity.

As well as raising sponsorship money for Cancer Research UK, Pollyanna’s Big Chop was a chance to donate more than 45cm of hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Apart from taking donations for having her hair cut off, Pollyanna organised a raffle and other fundraising activities to encourage people to give money.

Many people gave generously on the day, but there is also a Just Giving page which has allowed friends and family from all over the world to donate.

The event was live streamed using Facebook Live and attracted viewers from Australia, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom.

Pollyanna has amazingly managed to double her fundraising target - raising more than £2,000 to date.

Pictures courtesy of Matt Freestone

Pictures courtesy of Matt Freestone

Her Just Giving page will remain online until the end of March.

Talking after the event, Pollyanna said: “Although I loved my long hair I knew that it could help so many people who suffer from cancer.

“I felt inspired that my hair could help provide a wig for a child with cancer and I knew I would be able to raise some kind of sponsorship for Cancer Research UK. I am beyond thrilled that my original target has been exceeded and am so thankful to all those who have donated.”

You can visit Pollyanna’s Just Giving page at

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