A WOMAN whose pride and joy has been her long blonde hair is to have it all shaved off with a cut-throat razor.

Ramsbottom company boss Lucy Houghton-Burnett, along with her husband Steve, are shaving off all their hair as they aim to raise £5,000 for Wonder Years Centre of Excellence (WYCE) on Wednesday, October 10.

Lucy, 31, said: “We’ve christened ourselves Team Baldilocks.

“As a company director and as a woman, turning up to a meeting with a bald head is a big deal.

“I’m not going to wear a wig, it defeats the object of me doing this.

“To raise awareness and justify people digging deep into their pockets and making a donation I knew I’d have to step out of my comfort zone and do the unexpected.

“It’s terrifying, I’ve always loved having long blonde hair.

“Yes, it will really impact upon my life but will ultimately have a positive impact on the lives of many people in The Gambia.

“Some people think I’m mad but everyone’s been so supportive, we’re trying to drum up as much support as possible ready for the big event.”

Impressed by his wife’s fearless feat, Steve, 45, has decided to join her and is also bidding farewell to his tresses.

Lucy’s long blonde locks will be shaved at Manchester male hair salon Razor34 by stylist Andrew Dunn.

To add to the couple’s trepidation he will give them a wet shave using a cut-throat razor.

Later in the year, Lucy and Steve to travel out to The Gambia to see the difference the charitable donations will make.

Her actual hair will also benefit the charity Little Princesses which provides wigs for children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment.

People wishing to make a donation can visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/baldilocks