December 11 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Thursday, October 3, 2013
A Hornchurch publican with a big heart and a long mane is gearing up to get shorn for a good cause.
Tim Solosy, 26, who works at the Fatling and Firkin in Hornchurch High Street, will donate his locks to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for youngsters undergoing cancer treatment.
“If you can donate at least seven inches of hair, they can take it into a wig for a little girl,” explained Tim, of Carlisle Road, Romford.
“Usually the way you have your hair is just for vanity – but this is a really good reason to have a haircut.
“And it’s a bit more than seven inches, so hopefully they can make a decent wig.”
It’s no surprise Tim was so keen to get involved. Helping children is in his nature – he’s a volunteer youth worker at St Andrew’s Church in Hornchurch – and a number of his friends and extended family have been through cancer treatment.
But one element remains a mystery – how Tim, who has had long hair since the age of 13, will look once Scott at the Vanilla Room takes the shears to his barnet.
That’s because Scott hasn’t told him how he’s going to style what’s left on top.
Pick up the Recorder later this month for a glimpse of Tim’s new look. The chop will take place at the pub on Sunday, October 20.
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