Kind-hearted nurse donates hair to Little Princess Trust and raises funds for BEAT

A KIND-HEARTED nurse bid farewell to his flowing locks for two very good reasons.

David Donovan (34), who is based at Conisbrough’s Stone Castle Centre, previously had his hair cut in July 2020 but decided to benefit two national charities by going for the chop after letting his hair grow to shoulder length.

Newly-shorn David, an eating disorder nurse with Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, donated his hair — the longest strands measuring 11 inches — to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who may have lost their hair through chemotherapy.

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Supporters of his fundraising challenge have also chipped in £601.24 to BEAT, the UK’s eating disorder charity.

David, whose Stone Castle Centre workmates did the cutting, said: “I’ve ended up with a Mohawk as some colleagues offered to donate more if I agreed to it!

“I’m delighted to have helped two important charities.

“I had my hair cut a few days before Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which every year raises awareness of the eating disorders that currently affect around one in 50 people in the UK.

“It’s a cause close to my work and my heart.”

He added: “I feel a lot lighter and colder but I don’t think this will be the end of my fund-raising ventures — I’ll come up with something else soon.”

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