Natalie gets the chop for charity

By Surrey and Hants News in Local People

Petersfield woman Natalie Gosden went for the chop for cancer recently: having her long locks cut off to raise money for charity.

Natalie, 36, works for FitzRoy, a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, in Petersfield.

Speaking before facing the hairdresser’s scissors, she said: “For over 15 years I have been growing my hair, but after difficult consideration and deliberation I have decided to do it: it’s time to get my hair cut!

Natalie raised sponsorship for the cut, with the money collected going to Cancer Research, and her hair being donated to the Little Princess Trust. The trust, which can be found at www., makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other therapies.

Before the chop, she said: “I am aiming for 18 inches to donate to the Little Princess Trust, and so far I have raised over £700. My initial target was £500 and it would be amazing to hit £1,000.

She told The Messenger: “I am delighted to say I have smashed my £500 target and raised over £1k with more and more money coming in.

“I went for the chop – managed the full 18 inches of hair. John of John Carne in Guildford cut my hair for free and gave me a fantastic new style.

“Thank you to everyone who sponsored me.”

Any donations would still be welcome at Natalie’s fundraising page at