A WOMAN from Anglesey's charity hair cut raised a total of £2242.70 for two charities.

To celebrate her 40th birthday on February 29, Rhian Parry, originally from Pentraeth and now living in Gaerwen, held the successful charity night at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge.

As a result, Mind Môn & Gwynedd and Little Princess Trust received £1121.35 each, with the latter also receiving three bags of hair thanks to the hair cut.

Speaking on why she decided to set up the charity night, Rhian, who was joined by friends Ffion, Lisa, Diane, Dawn and Eirian on the night, said: "I’ve always had long, thick hair. People always used to comment about how lucky I was and that they’d love to have hair like mine so a few years ago I told my hairdresser that when I turned 40 I'd cut it short and donate it to someone who needed it - the Little Princess Trust.

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PICTURE: Rhian Parry before her hair cut which raised more than £2000.

"As my 40th came closer and family and friends were talking about a party etc I thought ‘oh no!’. I didn't want a party therefore I decided that I would organise a charity auction night instead and have my hair cut short on the night.

"I wasnt able to organise it all myself so I drafted in the help of my best friends. As we were having a get together at mine I shared the story of the Little Princess Trust with the girls and they were like ‘aw bless’ so I turned round and said ‘never mind your ‘aw bless’, cut your hair! So that night one hair cut became three - with Ffion and Lisa joining me.

"We also decided to help a local charity that is close to our hearts as they have helped close friends, family and myself: Ynys Môn & Gwynedd Mind.

This was the first time we’d ever done anything like this and it was a great success and what a night. It exceeded all of our expectations, from the kind donations from local businesses and individuals, to the amazing turn out and generosity our friends, family and colleagues. Thank you all."

Radio DJ Kev Bach was the auctioneer at the event and The Jones band were on hand to entertain all in attendance.