Chris Hunt

The hair must go

Fundraising for Mermaids
raised of £2,500 target
by 62 supporters

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We empower trans youth and their families to explore their gender identity and thrive


Update: The amazing Cat (@tiny_viking) has joined in the fund raiser! They will cut their hair off if we can hit 2.5k! if you've got any more to give or can rope some more friends in to help us hit that massive goal!

Hi, I’m Chris - you may know me as computer Hagrid and I’d like to invite you to join me in cutting off my beautiful flowing locks for charity.

Those of you who know me may have dreamed of shaving me yourself, possibly having just witnessed a pet or small child disappear within my thick, lustrous barnet, only to emerge older and bearing a magical sword. Perhaps you just want to have a go before my receding hairline and male pattern baldness meet in the middle and begin deforestation. Whatever your reason, all donations of £5 and above will receive a video of the removal process itself. You can imagine you’re there if you’d like, mining down through layers of keratin to discover the mystery landscape of a scalp that hasn’t seen daylight in fifteen years. For those that wish to get a little closer to the action, everyone donating £10 or more will be able to watch and participate in the live stream!

If you’re really kinky, perhaps you’d like to do the filthy deed yourself. I’ll be holding a silent auction for the privilege of wielding the shears where the highest bidder pays the amount bid by the second place bidder, to be donated to the Legal Defence Fund for Transgender Lives ( If you’d like a go, and who wouldn’t, then please add your bid here -

If we can make it to £500 in total donations the person shaving my hair will be able to style it or shave anything they wish into it, which I'll wear for 24 hours afterwards! We'll stop taking bids at midnight August 14th 2021, date of hair cutting to be discussed with the winner.

Update: Well we've made it to £500 already! we're now aiming for 750 and I'll dye my dye my hair bright purple for a whole week before it is cut off!

Rather than just using my vanishing hairline to save on shampoo I wanted to help those in need. Trans people are under attack in our country both in the street and within the legal system - It is important that we stand up to those attempting to remove their rights.

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Mermaids is a UK charity working to support transgender, non-binary and gender diverse children, young people and their families. Our vision is a safe, inclusive society where trans children and young people are empowered to live their best lives.

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