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HAIR RAISING: Lynda Dicks' new hairdo is certainly turning heads which is exactly what she wanted when she decided to go pink to raise money for Myanmar orphans. She said: " It is quite a shock every time I catch a glimpse of myself." So far Lynda has raised more than £450 which is enough to buy a quarter of an acre rice growing field. Lynda added: "I don't really like it and it is a sobering thought that it is going to last quite a while. I have much more empathy with those who loose their hair or feel they are being looked at, however, I have had loads of lovely support from round the world, especially in Myanmar." Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Lynda hair was done expertly by granddaughter Kitty, a stylist at Reflections, and the company funded the makeover. Go to https://www.standby.me/appeals/lynda-pink to donate, thanks

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Pink hair, because I care

Drama teacher Lynda Dicks is joining the Pink Ladies but not the stage production of the musical love story Grease.

The sprightly senior is going to rock a new hairdo for a charity stunt later this month.

This is a one-woman performance by the keen gardener to raise money for her much-loved charity by dyeing her hair a rosier shade of blush.

The Lynda Goes Pink! story features in the Holy Trinity July newsletter where she is a member of the congregation and helps organise the Pop-in lunchtime sessions.

It says: ‘On Monday morning, July 25, Lynda, a member of our congregation, is dyeing her hair pink. She is making this dramatic change to raise funds to help purchase rice fields in Myanmar, formerly Burma, to provide food security for the children in Stand by Me's care at such an unpredictable time’.

Lynda told the church online magazine: ‘Stand by Me's work in Myanmar is close to my heart and I have visited the projects there and met the wonderful staff and incredible children who have been rescued from poverty and are provided with love and care’.

Lynda is booked in at Reflections with her hairdresser granddaughter Kitty and the Nailsea High Street salon is sponsoring all the hair products needed for the makeover.

Lynda added: “The recent political unrest in Myanmar has caused the cost of food to rise and banks and markets to close, as a result, thousands of people have faced starvation.

“Stand by Me was able to provide more than 2,000 families with food parcels but they want to do more to ensure food security for the children in their care.
“By purchasing rice fields Stand by Me's projects will be able to grow their own rice and have a reliable source of food throughout the year and never go hungry.

“I'm hoping my small act of fundraising can contribute towards providing food security for the precious children. 

“I would be so grateful for any contribution people can make to ensure the children in Stand by Me's care can receive food to keep them healthy, growing and thriving.”

A one-acre rice field costs approximately £1,800 but all donations however small are welcome.

Go to Lynda goes pink! - Stand By Me.

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Pink factfile

From the catwalks to celebs on Instagram, pink hair is trending and it's more wearable than you think.

From Cara Delevingne's punk-pink festival hair to Gwen Stefani's '90s bubble-gum pop waves, there's no shortage of celebrity inspiration to help you take the colour leap, according to Marie Claire fashion and beauty magazine.

Okay Frenchy accidentally dyed her hair hot pink in Grease and earned the moniker 'beauty school dropout'.

But actress January Jones, of Mad Men fame; Rumer Willis daughter of Demi More and Bruce Willis; Cruz Beckham son of the football/pop singer dynasty; and ultimately Alecia Beth Moore aka singer/songwriter Pink have all internationally sported a lighter shade of red hair colour.

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