It’s been a hair-raising year for Mark

Mark Ramsbotham ANL-140520-124953001
Mark Ramsbotham ANL-140520-124953001

Newmarket butcher Mark Ramsbotham has raised over £1,500 for maternity hospital wards by breaking a lifetime’s tradition.

The Exning Road resident, who has worked at Eric Tennant butchers in the Guineas Shopping Centre for 27 years, would shave his hair off every week.

But from January 3 he decided to let it grow until his 50th birthday on May 15.

Mark was fundraising through customers’ charitable donations for the Neonatal Unit of West Suffolk Hospital and Rosie Hospital in Addenbrooke’s where his prematurely-born daughter, Samantha, now 18, was cared for.