When you are invited to a star-studded charity ball, a noble charitable cause is something you expect. But a haircut, maybe not. The Gala dinner at Chak89 in Bond Road, Mitcham hosted by Paul Strank Roofing and Elbrook Cash and Carry, saw high profile names bidding for the most expensive haircut to raise funds. The auction fetched an impressive £36,000 ($ 57,930) with the funds benefiting Shooting Stars Chase hospice for terminally-ill children and OneLife, a charity which helps youths from disadvantaged backgrounds. And proving to be a gracious host, Paul Strank bid £8,000 ($ 12,875) to shave the head of AFC Wimbledon’s commercial director, Ivor Heller.
AFC Wimbledon’s bid a massive £16,000 ($25,750) in a heated bid to off the head of a football team’s players or its manager, Terry Brown. The club’s president, Dickie Guy, pledged £500 ($805) when he gave up his beard of 40-years to be shaved off. The event also saw performances by Beverley Knight and Lemar.