A BRAVE mother-of-three let one of her sons loose with a pair of scissors to make the first cut as she underwent a new look in aid of charity.

Nancy Deverson volunteered for the sponsored head shave during a fundraising event at The Green Tree pub, Tudhoe, in aid of Kids Fund Northern, a charity which raises funds for children with immune deficiencies. The event raised more than £1,500. The charity aims to offer youngsters and their families a break from treatment with a holiday to Disneyland Paris.

Eventually, the charity, launched by Middlesbrough mother Michelle Rodgers, hopes to fund research into a new method of treatment.

Mrs Deverson's 14-year-old son, Joby Mageean, who helped to cut his mum's hair, was the inspiration behind her cash crusade as he has Bruton's Disease, which means he has no immune system.

She said: "It was a wonderful day and we got a lot of support. We're thrilled with the money raised and hope it will make a good start for the charity's efforts."