Letchworth dad has multicoloured ponytail lopped off for autism charity

Alan Mann has lopped off his ponytail for charity.

Alan Mann has lopped off his ponytail for charity. - Credit: Archant

A doting dad from Letchworth who has had his ponytail lopped off to raise money for a charity which supports parents of autistic children is hoping to raise even more cash at the May Day extravaganza in Howard Park and Gardens.

Alan Mann – dad to 10-year-old William – took the plunge and had his multi-coloured ponytail cut off for the Angels Support Group earlier this month.

After the success of selling his multi-coloured keyrings – which raise awareness of autism – at Pixmore Junior School, Alan is taking his creations to the Letchworth park to add to the £330 he has already drummed up for charity.

The fundraiser – running between 1pm and 4pm on Sunday, May 1 – will be a flurry of activity, with maypole dancing, Morris dancing, arts and crafts workshops and snail racing all on the agenda.

Entry to the event is free, as are all activities, but donations towards the new Friends of Howard Park and Gardens group – who are organising the event alongside North Herts District Council – will be very welcome.


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Look out for Alan behind his stall, which will be one of many in the park on the day.

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