Drusillas visitors face the chop to raise charity cash

People had their haircut and donated funds to charity
People had their haircut and donated funds to charity

Visitors to Drusillas had the chance to have their hair chopped for charity.

As people met the animals at the Alfriston zoo celebrity hairdresser Jal Clarke was on hand to offer haircutting and styling in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Jal, from Icon Stylists in Eastbourne, carried out Street Styling throughout the day and among customers was the zoo’s head of visitor services, Emma Major. Its the second time he has carried out Street Styling at the zoo to help a good cause.

Everyone provided a minimum donation of £5 to boost the charity pot and the money will be used to improve the lives of those affected by type 1 diabetes.

Events organiser Jan Mirisola-Jones said, “It has been a great opportunity to raise money and awareness for something close to my heart, as my 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just over a year ago. I was delighted when Jal Clarke and Drusillas agreed to create this event in support of JDRF.”

Jan is organising another fundraiser in aid of the charity on October 19, a sponsored fire walk which Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd has agreed to take part in.