Sheffield teddy boy has his hair shaved off for charity

Christopher Kay has his quiff cut off by Rebecca Cutts to raise money for the ALIVE Day Centre at Paces in High Green.
Christopher Kay has his quiff cut off by Rebecca Cutts to raise money for the ALIVE Day Centre at Paces in High Green.
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A teddy boy who has spent 40 years styling his hair has shaved it all off for charity.

Support worker Christopher Kay, aged 52, regularly attends rock n roll events around the country and his quiff is a big part of his look.

Christopher Kay has his quiff cut off by Rebecca Cutts to raise money for the ALIVE Day Centre at Paces in High Green with the support of founders Mandy Abbey and Jane Nelson

Christopher Kay has his quiff cut off by Rebecca Cutts to raise money for the ALIVE Day Centre at Paces in High Green with the support of founders Mandy Abbey and Jane Nelson

But Christopher decided to shave it all off to raise money for Alive Specialist Day Care Centre at the Paces Campus in High Green and for Cancer Research. He has raised about £450.

Christopher, of High Green, said: “I’m slowly getting used to my new look. People have said I look a lot younger with a shaved head.

“I was very worried having it done. I was crying a bit when it was being cut off. Because of all the hairspray they had to cut it off in stages.

“But I have lost a lot of people to cancer so I wanted to do something to help.

“I am proud that I’ve done it. My hair will grow back.”

Christopher became a teddy boy when he was young and still regularly meets with other teddy boys across South Yorkshire.

He said: “I’ve been a teddy boy since I was 12 or 13. My brother got me into it.

“I used to go to a pub in Attercliffe and meet with all the Sheffield teddy boys.

“We still meet up today and I go to rock n roll events around the country.”

n To sponsor Chris, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/chriskay