A retired nurse from Carmarthenshire has raised over £1,000 for the Wales Air Ambulance, by cutting off almost all her hair

Annette Davies, from Johnstown, could almost sit on her long, plaited hair which fell to more than two feet, until she decided to get the chop for charity.

Annette visited her local hairdresser who snipped off 23 inches in a sponsored haircut, raising £1,165.25 for helicopter charity Wales Air Ambulance.

The hair will be made into wigs and donated to the Princes Trust so that they can benefit young children who suffer with poor health.

Hairdresser Fiona Jones, who works at the Catref Cynnes housing complex in Johnstown, cut Annette’s hair. A further £150 was raised during the day towards purchasing a defibrillator for Cartref Cynnes.

Annette said: “I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me. It was a pleasure to be able to hand over the money, knowing it will go towards saving people’s lives across the country.”

Wales Air Ambulance fundraising manager Mark Stevens said: “We’d like to thank Annette for choosing to take the chop in aid of WAA! It was fantastic to see just how many people sponsored Annette, whose support will help keep our four helicopters flying for the people of Wales.”