Bus driver’s charity head-shave pledge

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An Ilkeston Flyer bus driver is fearing the chop – after pledging to have her head shaved for charity.

Caroline ‘Caz’ Johansson looks to have issued a one-way ticket for her hair after making the promise ahead of Nottingham’s Robin Hood Half Marathon this September.

Caroline is seeking to raise £1,000 for Help For Heroes and if she reaches her target, the locks will go.

The promise of Caroline taking to the wheel with a shaved head has spurred passengers and colleagues into action, wasting no time helping to raise funds.

The bus driver admits she is now getting nervous as it might not be long before she swaps the hum of her engine for the snip of the scissors.

“I really should think about what promises I make,” she said.

“I can’t believe they would do this to me, especially my regular passengers.

“It’s looking like I really will have to run a half marathon and get my head shaved. Seriously though, it’s all money for Help For Heroes and I will stand by my word.”

Trentbarton has been keen to support its determined driver.

Marketing and communications director Alex Hornby said: “This is a great effort by Caroline to raise money for a worthy cause. I’m sure the sacrifice of having her head shaved will be worth it!”

Supporters can inch Caroline’s hair nearer the clippers by donating at www.justgiving.com/Carolinejohansson.