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£1,225raised of £3,500 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,225 to Shear me in aid of The Wave Youth

    Swanage
    Funded on Tuesday, 16th October 2018

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    Story

    For the past three and a bit years I have grown, conditioned, oiled and nourished my hair like a big loser for the sole purpose of cutting it all off and giving it away.

    Yes it’s thick, silky and luxuriously curly but I hate it. I hate brushing it, I hate washing it, I hate how long it takes to dry and I hated growing it out (spent most of 2016 wearing a hat). On a side note, my wife has made it pretty clear she prefers me looking less pretty than her.

    All this follicle endurance is not in vain however, as I know full well that all the effort and time that goes into maintaining these early-90's-Metallica-esque locks would not be taken for granted in the least by any of the little girls that The Little Princess Trust is awesome enough to give the gift of real hair to. So the hair and the £250 needed to turn my lustrous mane into a little girls dream come true are on their way to them.

    Alongside donating the hair, I want to raise money to support the work of The Wave Youth - a venture I helped set up alongside the local churches to put on excellent youth groups, support local schools, host weekends away, run open mic nights and offer affordable holidays for the youth and young people in and around Swanage.

    I love my job and want to ensure that we can continue to provide for the youth in Swanage and meet our running costs - the life expectancy of a table tennis ball is criminally low. Guitar strings, mic cables and drumsticks are expensive and regularly need replacing and we ensure we subsidise all our activities so its as accessable to the youth as possible.

    I grew my hair for around 1095 days and I'd love to make £3 for each of those... lets see what happens.

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    • Richard Docherty7 months ago
      Richard Docherty

      Richard Docherty

      7 months ago

      Well it happened - at approximately 10:45 yesterday morning my hair was tied in bunches and sliced off. If it hadn't been for my brothers upcoming wedding, I'd have been buzzed to a grade one. But out of respect for my mums wishes, I am holding onto a few inches on top! Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared this story with friends, family and people you forgot to purge from Facebook years ago. It means the world to me that we've hit well into the £1000 mark 👍🏻

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    • Richard Docherty7 months ago
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      Richard Docherty

      7 months ago

      It’s ten past midnight and I really ought to b asleep. Th problem is a I just checked my email on my phone (not a recommended part of a bedtime routine) and saw that £710 pounds has been donated in just 5 days 😶. That’s 20% of my target hit and I still haven't had my hair cut yet! Will be on the phone to. hairdresser first thing on Monday to book an appointment. Thanks so much for all the generous donations 👍🏻

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    • Richard Docherty7 months ago
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      7 months ago
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    7 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/9/2018 7:32 AM

    Supporters

    37

    • The Norley's

      The Norley's

      Jul 9, 2018

      Looking good

      £20.00

    • Pamela Knight

      Pamela Knight

      Jul 7, 2018

      Great to know the young people of our town are being looked after!

      £50.00

    • Tracey Gardner

      Tracey Gardner

      Jul 6, 2018

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 6, 2018

    • Doug Clutterbuck

      Doug Clutterbuck

      Jul 4, 2018

      You DUNNIT! Now that you look like a tall choirboy, I’ve donated the equivalent of a pack of CUBANO GOLD cigars PLUS accessories, to re-manlify your image!!

      £32.71

    • Jack Jewell

      Jack Jewell

      Jul 4, 2018

      Go Doc Go

      £20.00

    • Joanna Dimarco

      Joanna Dimarco

      Jul 3, 2018

      Can’t wait for the new look 😃 from Jo & Kevin

      £10.00

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    Richard Docherty

    Richard Docherty

    Swanage

    For the last 4 years Richard has been working for Emmanuel Baptist Church as their Youth Minister. When he isn't running youth groups or events he can be found hanging out with his wife and kids, watching another Star Wars film for the umpteenth time, or practicing the bass.

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