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Dreadlocks shorn for cancer charity

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: January 31, 2014


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LANDSCAPE gardener Steve Barker lost the long locks he spent 20 years growing in a matter of moments.

Steve, 38, from Nailsworth, said he’d been pondering whether to cut off his waist length dreadlocks when a friend and also his grandfather were both diagnosed with cancer.

“It then seemed like an important cause, a reason to do it,” said Steve who has so far raised £1,700 for the Cancer Research UK charity from sponsorship, and from auctioning off chances to wield the scissors at his public haircut at the Village Inn, in Nailsworth. “We measured the longest dreadlock at 87cm. I don’t think I will grow it again,” Steve said.

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  • RoadWombat  |  February 03 2014, 2:33PM

    We all grow out of these silly fads eventually. I wonder whether 20 years of looking a complete dork was really worth the saving he made in barber's bills?