Mum to shave off hair in aid of cancer charity

A brave mum from Staveley has made a hair-raising decision to raise money for people affected by cancer.

Sarah Price, aged 37, is hoping to raise over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support by having her head shaved in public on Tuesday, January 8 at Staveley Marketplace.

Sarah, whose father-in-law is currently being treated for bowel cancer – lost her uncle to cancer only four months ago.

She said: “To show my support and love to all who are suffering with cancer, I am shaving off my own hair. The support our family has received from Macmillan has been simply amazing. They have been with us every step of the way during what has been a very difficult time.

She added: “I hope that by doing this I can give something back so that other people can benefit from the same support and help we have received.”

Barbers, Geezers have kindly volunteered to shave Sarah’s hair for free, and Sarah admits she is feeling the nerves.

She added, “I’m a little anxious about losing my hair as I don’t like my head being touched and I’ve only ever had short hair once in my life . It’s going to be a huge change for me but me doing this is nothing compared to what people go through during cancer treatment so if I can raise some money to help other people then it will all be worthwhile.”

Macmillan is funded almost entirely through donations from its supporters and is currently raising funds for a new pilot Acute Oncology Service (AOS) at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The service, costing around £54,000 for 18 months, will include a specialist Macmillan Nurse.