Head shave to support mother-of-four cancer sufferer (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Charity head shave to support Chingford cancer sufferer at Woolston Manor
A terminally ill mother-of-four and her friend will shave their heads in a bid to raise money for her treatment.
June Wing, of Wilton place in Chingford, was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer eight months ago and is also raising money to support her family.
June's friend Sarah Glynn will join her in shaving her head, while their respective husbands, John and Simon, will shave their legs in support.
Mrs Glynn came up with the idea after doing the same thing 10 years ago in aid of her niece, who was also diagnosed with cancer.
Mr Wing, 44, said: “I’m overwhelmed. I didn’t think there was that much support. What people are willing to do is just fantastic.”
Mrs Glynn, 40, has a wedding to attend the week after the event, but is philosophical about her appearance.
She said: “It’s only hair, it’ll grow back. It will be back to normal in three or four months.”
Mr Wing was a little more nervous about parting with his hair, saying: “They’ve taken me 44 years to grow and I’m about to lose them.”
The fund already stands at around £500 due to donations from friends and family, but organiser Adele Wells hopes to raise £2000.
The event will take place at Woolston Manor Golf and Country Club from 2pm on Saturday.
Some of the money will go towards a specialist bed.
To donate or for further information visit the ‘The Official Wing Family Fund Appeal’ Facebook page.
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