Story of a charity head-shave!...

CLOSE SHAVE -- Melanie Mills after going under the clippers at Ladz and Dadz in Hucknall
CLOSE SHAVE -- Melanie Mills after going under the clippers at Ladz and Dadz in Hucknall

HUCKNALL woman Melanie Mills has certainly proved she has a head for fundraising.....by having her hair completely shaved off!

What’s more, she made the BALD decision to invite the Dispatch along to the Ladz And Dadz salon on Watnall Road to capture the hair-raising stunt, as our photos show.

NHUD11-1316-3'Melanie Mills head shave by Dadz and Ladz barber Boston Bradley

NHUD11-1316-3'Melanie Mills head shave by Dadz and Ladz barber Boston Bradley

But for Melanie, the odd strange look while out shopping has been nothing compared to the results of her effort.

For the 31-year-old, of Falcon Way, off Papplewick Lane, collected more than £1,800.

The money is in aid of cancer-hit Nicola Vaux, of Warwickshire. She is the wife of a colleague of Melanie’s husband, Iain, who is a pilot for Monarch Airlines.

Nicola was diagnosed with colon cancer last year and has secondary tumours in her liver.

She has undergone chemotherapy on the National Health Service (NHS). But doctors say there is nothing more they can do for the mum-of-two and her only option is expensive private treatment.

Nicola’s family has already raised £100,000, while friends and well-wishers have pledged to collect £20,000.

Melanie’s head-shave has helped smash that £20,000 target and now they have upped the aim to £30,000.

“I am delighted with the total I raised,” said Melanie.

“What I went through having my head shaved is nothing compared to what Nicola and her family are going through.”