HARTLEPOOL woman braves the shave for Freddie Mercury Charity

Julie Bell braved the shave this month to raise money for Freddie Mercury’s charity, Mercury Pheonix Trust.

The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach in memory of rock band Queen’s iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991 from aids.

Julie, who braved the shave at Showroom, Hartlepool, raised more than £500 for the charity from donations.

She said: “I’ve always wanted to do something for charity and this seemed like a great thing to do. Dave in Showroom added a collection bucket at the bar for donations and I’m really thankful.”

Julie had 1 ft 13 inches of hair removed, which was donated to the Little Princess Trust.

She continued: “I want to thank the bar staff, customers and everyone who donated money to the important charity.”

 Pictures by Michael Gant