Sutton Bridge cancer patient Sarah Jane and friends to brave the shave

Sarah Jane Bunn and friends outside Al's Barbers.
Sarah Jane Bunn and friends outside Al's Barbers.
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A brave cancer patient from Sutton Bridge is braving the shave for charity to raise money for Macmillan.

And Sarah Jane Bunn, of Railway Lane, won’t be alone – 11 of her friends and family are also having their hair shaved off to support her.

The marathon head shave will take place at Al’s Barbers in Long Sutton on Saturday, October 3, and will be performed by Alecia Hayes, a partner in the business.

Sarah Jane was cruelly 
diagnosed with breast cancer on July 30 this year – the day of her birthday.

She had the tumour 
removed earlier this month and underwent her first dose of chemotherapy on Monday.

But mum Sarah Jane, who was born and bred in Garnsgate Road, Long Sutton, has a long journey ahead.

“They have told me that the chemotherapy will stop it coming back, but more cancer cells are growing so I will then face another operation and then radiotherapy.”

Asked why she decided on the head shaving fundraiser, she told the Guardian: “I thought if I’m going to lose my hair anyway I might as well have it shaved off first and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support – a fantastic charity.

“Friends and family then just decided they would support me by having sponsored head shaves as well.

“Another reason I’m 
doing it is that my dad died of lung cancer and Macmillan helped him and looked after him in his final days.”

Sarah Jane is a regular customer at Al’s Barbers and hairdesser Alecia is a family friend.

Also undergoing the shave will be Rick Morris, Lee Reeve, Owen Reeve, Cynth Venni, Matt Day, Samantha Underhill, Damien Ellis, Charlie McKenna, Deon Damon, Leigh Bines and Oliver Sergeant.

Sponsor forms can be found in many Long Sutton locations, including the barbers, Delicious Coffee Shop and the Conservative Club. Sarah Jane has already raised over £500.

You can also sponsor Sarah Jane or any of the others by visiting https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers and typing their name into the search engine.

Brave the Shave was set up by Macmillan Cancer support to support people suffering from cancer.

Many go through hair loss and changes to their appearance that can affect everything from the way they look, to how they feel, so Brave the Shave is a way of supporting them while raising money.

To date 20,699 brave shavers have raised a total of £2,432,244.99.