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Woman has head shaved for charity
A woman has raised more than £1,000 by having her head shaved for charity.
Jackie Nash, 49, of Baring Way in Hainault, raised £1,352 for the Saint Francis Hospice, where her sister-in-law received care for lung cancer five years ago.
Mrs Nash’s sister-in-law, Marie Smith, was a patient in the day therapy unit and later an inpatient at the hospice, in Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, before she died from lung cancer in her 40s.
Mrs Nash had her locks shaved off in front of a packed Forester pub in Burrow Road, Chigwell on Friday.
Landlady Kathleen Carter pledged £100 if Mrs Nash would go the whole hog and have her head shaved to the scalp.
Mrs Nash took up the challenge, and stylist Victoria Reid from the Robert Bell salon in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, did the deed.
“I wanted to do it because of the service that the hospice provided, not just to my sister-in-law but also for the whole family,” said Mrs Nash.
Linda Borg from the community fundraising team at Saint Francis Hospice, said: “Thanks to the determination of Jackie and the amazing generosity of her supporters, enough money has been raised to buy the clinical supplies we need for more than 20 patients for a week.”
For information on how you can help Saint Francis Hospice go to www.sfh.org.uk
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