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A cut above for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Brave Fiona Jagger and her friend Diana Clements headshave has raised £662.00 for the RNLI.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Going, going, gone. Headshave fundraiser Fiona Jagger has her locks lopped off by Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Tim Boagey at the Headland's 'Fishermans Arms' pub.
Fiona who has family in Hartlepool and her friend Diana are both from Chesterfield and are both avid RNLI supporters.
Fiona had her locks lopped off at her favourite Hartlepool pub 'The Fishermans Arms' at the Headland by Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Tim Boagey.
Fiona said 'It was nerve wracking at first but once Tim started with the scissors it wasn't too bad. I'm delighted to raise some money for the charity and I think a simple headshave pales into insignificance when compared to the amazing work of our RNLI volunteer crews.
On behalf of Diana and myself we would like to say thank you to all our supporters and sponsors with the fundraising'.

Diana whose headshave took part at her Chesterfield home said 'Just like Fiona I was rather nervous at the start but once it was all over I was very proud of the money we raised for the charity and knowing that we have played our part in saving lives at sea.'
Hartlepool RNLI crewmember Tim Boagey said 'Myself and a few crewmembers only went along to show some support for Fiona but the next thing I knew I had been volunteered to cut Fiona's hair off but fortunately Fiona seemed happy with my efforts.

Hartlepool RNLI Coxswain Robbie Maiden said ' Well done to Fiona and Diana for their very brave decision to have their heads shaved to fundraise for the charity. We rely on kind and generous donations such as this to support the training and provide the best kit for the volunteer crew members'.
Diana Clements pictured after headshave fundraiser for the Hartlepool RNLI

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