Claudette Povey after 40cm has been cut from the length of her hair.

Claudette helps two good causes through sponsored hair cut

Two good causes are benefitting through a Five Ash Down woman having 40cm cut from the length of her hair.

Claudette Povey is giving her hair to the Little Princess Trust – a charity providing real hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

And sponsorship from friends and family is boosting fund-raising for the families of two chefs from her local pub The Pig and Butcher, who died in a car crash at Coopers Green.


Claudette pictured before the sponsored hair cut, the plait that will go to the Little Princess Trust, and her new shorter hair style.

Fund-raising on a JustGiving page set up by David Gardner landlord of the Pig and Butcher has now reached nearly £6,900 – another £400 since Tuesday morning. On top of that £3,500 was raised at an event at the pub on Saturday.

Claudette, a teacher at Mayfield School, says she had been growing her hair for more than three years and was inspired to have it cut for the Little Princess Trust after her friend’s mum passed away last year from cancer.

“When I heard about the car accident in the village I thought it would be a good idea to get friends and family to sponsor me for the hair cut and donate to the JustGiving page.”

Claudette’s hair was cut yesterday, free of charge, by Jade Gladman who used to work at the Pig and Butcher but is also a trained hairdresser.

Claudette says she lives only a few doors from the pub and was involved in the fund-raising barbecue at the weekend where she sold raffle tickets on the night.

If you would like to donate to the fund set up to raise £12,000 to help repatriate Adrian to Romania and meet the funeral costs for both Adrian and Cristian please visit the JustGiving page.

Read previous Uckfield News stories about fund-raising for chefs Cristian and Adrian:

Police release tributes paid to chefs killed in collision near Uckfield

Total raised in memory of chefs killed in Uckfield crash rises to £10,000

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Claudette Povey who has donated 40cm of her hair to the Little Princess Trust has also boosted fund-raising for the two chefs who died in a crash near Uckfield.

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