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Chedburgh woman dyes hair purple after smashing fundraising target for fantastic cause




After smashing her fundraising target, a Chedburgh woman has fulfilled her promise by dyeing her hair purple.

Earlier this year, Megan Barber set out to raise £2,500 to send children in a home on holiday.

At the time, Megan, who owns Sparkle & Co in Bury St Edmunds, said: "These children are some of the most vulnerable and over looked in society. They have had to deal with some really difficult times.

Megan Barber, alongside her hairdresser, Emily Curtis.
Megan Barber, alongside her hairdresser, Emily Curtis.

"They have experienced hardship that most of us adults couldn’t even imagine.

“I think it is one of those things that people do not realise goes on and don't realise is so close to them."

She has now surpassed her fundraising target, meaning she braved the colour purple at Lipstick & Locks, on Abbeygate Street, last Friday.

Megan has gone from blonde to purple. Picture: Mark Westley.
Megan has gone from blonde to purple. Picture: Mark Westley.

"They have been on holiday and had a nice time. Any extra money that is donated will go towards their Christmas," she said.

"I probably haven't had my hair dyed a funny colour since I was 14.

"It's not really my thing, but I have raised the money needed, so I got it done."

Although she has fulfilled her target, Megan is still accepting donations to help support the children. She is accepting cash donations, which can be donated by visiting Sparkle & Co. Alternatively, click here.

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