Burnley mum’s hair raising charity idea for Pendleside Hospice

Michelle Barlow, pictured with her mum Janet Barlow and children Isobel (4) and Dylan (6).
Michelle Barlow, pictured with her mum Janet Barlow and children Isobel (4) and Dylan (6).

A Burnley woman has come up with a really hair raising idea to thank hospice nurses who took care of her mum.

Daring Michelle Barlow it is to have her pixie style crop transformed into a multi-coloured Mohican and she is being sponsored to raise cash for Pendleside Hospice.

So far she has raised £190 and hopes to boost that total even further when people know what she is doing.

Michelle, of Hargrove Avenue, said: “I wanted to do something different and the Mohican will certainly be that! It won’t be a punk rocker style cut but it will definitely get me noticed and hopefully it will encourage people to make a donation when they know why I have done it.’’

Michelle resolved to help the hospice as her mum, Mrs Janet Barlow, is currently being treated there after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. After a successful operation, Janet (52) has now received the all clear but still makes regular visits to the hospice. Michelle, who is mum to Dylan (six) and four-year-old Isobel, who both attend St Mary Magdalene’s Primary School in Burnley, added: “The staff at the hospice are wonderful, the work they do is amazing, they have helped us so much.

“When I found out they rely entirely on public funding I wanted to do something to help.’’

Michelle will be transformed into a Mohican on Thursday, October 17th, at Emma B’s salon in Colne Road, Burnley, and if you would like to sponsor her she can be contacted by emailing her at michellebarlow83@yahoo.co.uk.

Collection boxes have also been set up at St Mary Magdalene’s Primary School in Wellfield Drive, Burnley and the salon.