HIS lengthy, lustrous locks could also be his id, however that id goes to vary within the close to future as Stu Blenkhorn prepares to have all of it minimize off for The Little Princess Belief.
Stu, 39, is initially from Cononley and now lives in Earby with spouse, Claire, and their three kids. He has labored at Skipton Constructing Society head workplace, in Skipton, for 19 years.
He’s now having his signature hairdo lopped off and has opened a fundraising web page.
He mentioned: “I’ve at all times had lengthy (ish) hair however by no means anyplace close to this size and it’s undoubtedly a large a part of my id.
“Method again in 2018 when it was the shortest it’s been in a very long time I made a decision that I needed to develop it lengthy once more however this time sufficient to make a donation to The Little Princess Belief.
“Once I appeared into it I discovered that, though they admire any hair donations, what they had been actually in want of was hair lengths of 16 inches or extra.
“Then with lockdown it meant they couldn’t settle for hair for a very long time in order that gave me an additional little bit of rising time. That brings us to now. My plan is to get my good good friend Owen who owns Laborious Rock Barbers in Cross Hills to do the massive minimize. He’s had unique rights to all hair cuts for the previous 20+ years so it’s solely truthful.
“Earlier than the donation they (Little Princess Belief) ask you to get any the cut up ends trimmed off as as soon as the hair is minimize off, it’s not doable in the way in which the wigs are manually made by hand.
“So the plan is to e-book in with him within the subsequent few weeks to get it tidied up then plaited up and chopped into as lengthy a size as I can close to the 16” mark. The unique plan was to only donate the hair on the quiet and never make a fuss however after I came upon the price of the wigs (approx £560) and that additionally they fund important analysis into little one sicknesses that trigger hair loss – I made a decision to make a fuss and take a look at elevate as a lot as I can. “
Stu says his household is totally behind him.
“They love that I needed to do that and have been extremely supportive as have all my associates. A couple of girls specifically have requested for ideas in rising it so lengthy however I’ve no solutions, apart from I’m fairly positive that’s why I used to be placed on the planet,” he mused.
Outdoors of labor Stu has a musical vibe and runs The Stuie J Blenkhorn Expertise, a broadcasting and media manufacturing firm. “The primary focus is unique songs (my first single in 2018 I launched to boost funds for Manorlands) and an album is on the way in which however I additionally do a spot of DJing for teenagers events / faculty discos / weddings (after they can go forward),” he mentioned.
Stu has already smashed his unique £600 goal and has raised virtually £1,300 thus far.
Anybody wishing to make a donation to his trigger can accomplish that by going to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stublenkhorn the place there’s extra info.