Everyone is making sacrifices at the moment - so Maidenhead St John Ambulance volunteer Julie Lowry decided she would contribute her hair to the fight against the Coronavirus.

Julie, 36, has shaved her head to raise funds to support the vital charity she works so hard for.

St John Ambulance has been in the frontline since the virus hit, providing ambulance crews and its highly trained volunteers to work in hospitals across the country.

Julie is interim manager of the St John Ambulance unit at York Street Maidenhead. So far her sponsored head shave has raised £1,130.

The mother of five, who joined St John in 2018, said: “I feel very humbled by the support and praise I have received by doing this fundraiser; I truly wasn't expecting to reach £100 let alone hitting my target.

“St John Ambulance volunteers are more than just first aiders. We save people’s lives up and down the country and although the usual event season has come to an unexpected halt as a result of COVID-19, St John Ambulance volunteers are providing their free time to support the NHS and communities in the ongoing fight.”

To sponsor Julie visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/halfpintsheadshave

Alternatively to donate £10 text SAVE7 to 70577 or to find out more about the emergency appeal visit www.sja.org.uk/savelives

St John Ambulance’s chief executive, Martin Houghton-Brown said: “As with many charities, Coronavirus has stopped the activities that would normally bring in income.

“With the generous help of the public right now, we can keep saving lives together. “I hope everyone will dig deep and support St John so that we can be here for everyone through this crisis and for many years to come.”

Email communityfundraising@sja.org.uk for more information about fundraising for St John Ambulance.