Two brave women have lopped off their long locks to raise money for charity in memory of two loved ones who lost their fight with cancer.
Allison Morrell and Rebecca Barnes took up Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ challenge in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.
Allison, 47, of Scawsby, who works as a stronger communities officer, completed the challenge in memory of her friend Lynn Hall, a 52-year-old mum from South Elmsall, who died of lung cancer in August.
She had previously beaten breast cancer and only celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary to husband John a few weeks earlier.
Allison said: “Macmillan provided vital support to Lynn and her family. I have seen first hand the great work they do and I wanted to do something as a thank you to them.
“I’m not that sporty a person so I was never going to do something like a half-marathon so I just thought ‘Why not do a head shave?’”
Mum-of-two Rebecca Barnes, who works at Doncaster Central Library, lost her grandfather Albert to bowel cancer just two days after he had been diagnosed in 2010.
Rebecca described shaving off her hair as the “hardest thing I have ever done in my life.”
But she added: “Cancer will take years and years to cure, but at least I have peace of mind knowing I did something to show my support.”
Between them they have raised more than £1000.
To donate visit https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/allison-morrell/ or https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/rebecca-barnes/