Hair today, gone tomorrow

Andy Agars, from Midway Avenue, Bridlington, with his wife Lesley(left) who raised �482 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by having his head shaved, at the Coachman pub, Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington, at the end of May. Recieving the cheque is Jean Dixon(right), fundraiser and team leader for the YAA, at her stall in Scarborough Market.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  112987a  23/07/11
Andy Agars, from Midway Avenue, Bridlington, with his wife Lesley(left) who raised �482 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by having his head shaved, at the Coachman pub, Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington, at the end of May. Recieving the cheque is Jean Dixon(right), fundraiser and team leader for the YAA, at her stall in Scarborough Market. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112987a 23/07/11

A LOCAL fund-raiser shorn of his locks to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance has presented a cheque to the charity.

Andy Agars, of Midway Avenue, Bridlington, handed over a cheque for £482 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after having his head shaved at the Coachman pub in Hilderthorpe Road in the town, at the end of May.

Andy presented the cheque to Jean Dixon, fund-raiser and team leader for the YAA, at her stall in Scarborough Market.

Andy, 45, who works at Cartridge World in the town, said: “It was a relief to get rid of the hair in the end, it was getting a bit hot. I’m kepping it short again now and I’ve had it cut twice since.

“I started growing it from September 2009 and then let the beard grow in February this year – I look a bit different now.”

Andy would like to thank all the businesses in the town who donated raffle prizes – Liggets Butchers, Geldards Butchers, the Coachman pub, the Bridlington branches of Chambers Estate Agents and Cartridge World, Profruit and Christine at Gallery Hair, who took control of the clippers.