Friend shows support with sponsored head shave in aid of charity

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A pair of friends from Holbeach have raised over £2,000 for Breast Cancer Care through a sponsored head shave.

Jacky Mitchell (28) decided to take part in the head shave to support her friend who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Caroline Bunning (38) was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and was told that although the cancer had not spread, due to it being caught early, she would need to undergo at least four months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Caroline was told that she would lose her hair around three weeks into the treatment, and Jacky decided she needed to do something to support her friend.

Jacky said: “I wanted to take all of this away but I can’t, so I decided to shave my hair with Caroline to show her that she was not on her own and that I would always be by her side.”

Friends and family began donating to a webpage and raised £1,500, smashing the friends’ target, and more donations are still to come.

Jacky and Caroline fired up the clippers last week and shaved off their hair the night before Caroline was due to start her treatment.

The event raised a further £700 for Breast Cancer Care, which left both friends in floods of tears.

Jacky said: “We had a fantastic night! It was a perfect way to prepare Caz for her first dose of treatment and we could not believe the generosity and support we recieved from everyone.

“Caroline’s enjoyment of life and her determination to have fun is infectious and she is truly an inspiration to me.”

The current total raised by the ladies, who met at a burger bar in Holbeach, is £2,204.01.

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