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Disabled Spalding mum will brave the shave to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support




A disabled Spalding mum is putting her own health troubles aside to help people living with cancer.

Lorraine Roofe (48), of Severn Road, has spinal problems and can walk a only a few paces.

But that won’t stop her sitting in the barber’s chair at a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event - and having her head completely shaved.

Lorraine Roofe uses a mobility scooter to get around
Lorraine Roofe uses a mobility scooter to get around

The mum-of-two will lose her hair at the Red Lion Hotel, in Market Place, on Friday, September 27 during the hotel's coffee morning that runs from 10am-2pm.

Lorraine will Brave the Shave at about 11.30am and has been inspired by family and friends who are battling cancer.

She said: "I just think it's a horrible disease and there is so much of it about. It's horrendous."

Lorraine Roofe is raising money for people living with cancer
Lorraine Roofe is raising money for people living with cancer

Lorraine lost an uncle to cancer and her brother-in-law has throat and mouth cancer.

"He is fighting it, bless him," said Lorraine. "He's been very ill.

Lorraine had to give up her night-shifts at a supermarket in Boston due to her own health problems with the onset of facet joint syndrome.

"I am on that many tablets I am surprised I don't rattle," said Lorraine.

Spalding's Red Lion Hotel. (15234314)
Spalding's Red Lion Hotel. (15234314)

She's collecting sponsors and isn't at all worried about the upcoming head shave.

Lorraine said: "It's just hair, isn't it and the money is going to a great cause.

"My hair grows pretty quick as well."

Mum Lorraine Roofe will have her head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support
Mum Lorraine Roofe will have her head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support

* Please tell us if you are organising a coffee morning for Macmillan so we can publicise your event. Email full details to denise.vickers@iliffepublishing.co.uk


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