Wisbech McDonalds charity headshave

Charity head shave at McDonald's in aid of Ronald Mcdonalds house charity 'After Diane Ryan and Lewis Punter ANL-150323-152409009

Charity head shave at McDonald's in aid of Ronald Mcdonalds house charity 'After Diane Ryan and Lewis Punter ANL-150323-152409009

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Two McDonald’s employees were unsure if they were ‘lovin’ it’ when they had their heads shaved in aid of charity.

Diane Ryan, 58, and Lewis Punter, 21, took to wearing hats to protect their newly-bald heads from last week’s blustery winds – but they didn’t mind too much after their hair-raising efforts raised more than £800.

The pair work at the fast food restaurant in Cromwell Road, Wisbech, and braved the clippers in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital.

Mrs Ryan, a lobby assistant who lives in March, said it was the second time she and shift manager Mr Punter, from Friday Bridge, have supported the charity, having completed the Christmas Day swim in Hunstanton two years ago.

Since then she said she has even more reason to support the charity as her nephew’s son has benefitted from using one of the homes in Brighton.

“We have been thinking of what else we could do, and came up with the idea of a joint head shave,” she said.

“We weren’t worried too much about it, but we’ve now got very cold heads and keep having to wear hats.

“It’s been worth it though. We’re delighted to have raised so much money. We can’t thank our customers enough, they’ve been brilliant.”

Mrs Ryan and Mr Punter had their heads shaved at their McDonald’s restaurant by Mrs Ryan’s hairdresser Lucy Bishop, from Spike and Violet hair salon in March.

They raised a total of £829.77, but Mrs Ryan said money was still coming in.

She said: “I think some people didn’t sponsor us to start with as they didn’t think we would do it, but now that we have, more people are donating money, which is fantastic.”