(Above) Belle Stott

COPS FOR CANCER: Hair today, gone tomorrow

Cops for Cancer fundraiser in Langford brings in the bucks

“It feels funny,” nine year old Belle Stott said, rubbing her bristly scalp after having her long hair removed in a fundraiser for Cops for Cancer.

In fact, the Colwood elementary student managed a double score with her gesture in front of Langford City Hall at lunchtime on Wednesday. Not only did she raise $1,500 for the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual police-based campaign, she planned to donate the four long lengths of hair chopped off by local stylist Leah Léger to Locks for Love, an organization that provides hairpieces for young people who lose their hair due to medical conditions.

“I’ve been wanting to do this since Kindergarten,” Belle said of having her head shaved. She’s watched many a classmate and other individuals have their locks shorn for the cause over the years.

She and Langford’s manager of community safety and municipal enforcement, Lorne Fletcher, had their heads shaved to help support West Shore RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Wright, who is riding on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock this fall.

Wright had his mustache shaved off yesterday as way of bringing in $5,000 in pledges.

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