Hair-raising feat brings in tidy sum

Friends Carol Trollope and Alison Sheppard, second and third from left, were able to go home a little lighter last week.

The pair handed over a gigantic cheque from regulars at the Five Bells in Great Cornard to staff at West Suffolk Hospital’s G1 ward, which provides cancer care.

Pub-goers took part in a sponsored head, beard and chest shave last year, raising more than £1,400 in the process.