Rainbow hair dye raises £2k for charities

Jay Hammerton raised more than �2,000 for charities through a sponsored hair-dye. Photo supplied.
Jay Hammerton raised more than �2,000 for charities through a sponsored hair-dye. Photo supplied.

Despite receiving some strange looks on the street, this Benington man was happy to sport his new ‘rainbow’ hair-do as it helped to raise more than £2,000 for good causes.

Jay Hammerton, of Benington, endured the bizarre hair-dye for months to raise £2,149.50 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK.

Mr Hammerton’s hair was professionally dyed by his hairdresser granddaughter Keyley-Jade Taylor.

“He certainly got some funny looks on the street,” said Keyley, who works at Maureen’s hairdressers in Old Leake.

“Its not too bad now as it’s starting to fade.”

Mr Hammerton decided to raise money for the two charities that are closest to his heart after his late daughter Alison Pick was diagnosed with cancer last year.

A regular at the Duke of Wellington pub in Midville, he managed to amass the money through sponsorship and by organsing two sausage-and-mash suppers at the pub.

The money has been split equally between the two charities.