Witham: Mum's headshave to raise money for daughter

Jodie Barden gets a close shave

Jodie Barden gets a close shave

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A brave mum is sporting a new look after shaving her hair off to raise money for her ill daughter.

More than £2,400 has already been donated to fulfil a bucket list for six-year-old Ella Barden, who was diagnosed with a fatal premature ageing disorder, Cockayne Syndrome, last month.

Mum Jodie Barden promised to shave her head if wellwishers donated £1,500 and she kept her promise with a short back and sides at Jimmy's Cut and Shave in Newland Street, Witham, on Saturday.

Jodie, whose unborn daughter also has Cockayne Syndrome, said: "It was gone really quick. It was a bit of a shock, I am still trying to get used to it."

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