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 that 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.