was a close shave for David Brady on Saturday May 17 when he
shed his treasured locks - all in the name of charity.
David, who works at the Currys store at
Sprucefield, has been growing his hair for the past four years
and it is his crowning glory.
But he decided to go for the chop to raise
money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the charity that nursed his
uncle in his final days.
"I can't praise the Marie Curie nurses enough
and to mark my appreciation I wanted to raise money to help them
continue with the caring service to those in the same situation
I found myself in," explained David.
David had been growing his hair for four
years and he was nervous about losing his crowning glory, but
once the big moment came he simply reminded himself it was all
for a good cause.
"In all honesty I'm quite pleased to get my
hair cut even though I did cherish it for a very long time" he
All Saturday morning I was calm but as 4:30
got nearer I felt like a kid going to school for the first time,
I had butterflies and was feeling the heat.
"I just kept reassuring myself everything was
going to be grand and at the end of the day it was for a good
Thanking everyone for their support, David
added: "There are plenty of people to thank, starting with the
hairdresser Emily for doing a wonderful job. And I'd also like
to thank my colleagues at Curry's and family for their support
and donations. Thanks as well to Phil Kane and the Marie Curie
Cancer Care Team for all their support."
David after his
dramatic haircut for charity, and how he looked