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HAIR today, gone tomorrow!A brave mechanic had his trademark dreadlocks cut clean off in the name of charity.

HAIR today, gone tomorrow!

A brave mechanic had his trademark dreadlocks cut clean off in the name of charity.

Rob Harris, 35, of Mill Road, Newbourne, had sported his recognisable mane for nearly 20 years but a close shave at Adam & Eve hairdressers in Ipswich has left him completely bald.

The Anglian Willhire employee has so far raised almost �1500 for Cancer Research UK, a charity which is close to his heart.

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“My dad died of cancer when I was young,” he said. “More recently two of my friends have lost family members to the illness.”

Mr Harris said he was well-known for his dreadlocks before he decided to drastically change his image. He first adopted the hairstyle in 1990 but it was cut was at Adam & Eve four years later when his mum insisted he got rid of them for a job interview.

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Mr Harris is a keen cricketer and plays for Achilles in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship as well as for BT and Waldringfield in the Medite League.

He raised most of the sponsorship by asking opponents and team mates for donations but also collected funds from colleagues and relatives.

Mr Harris said: “I'd like to thank all the local garages, including VW Wolsey, for all their donations, the cricket teams I have played with and against, and of course my friends and family.”

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