Sharon braves the shave for cancer charity

Sharon Stone, of Friskney, before her head shave.
Sharon Stone, of Friskney, before her head shave.

A Friskney woman has raised hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity through a sponsored head shave in memory of family and friends.

Sharon Stone, 45, collected more than £800 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the charity’s Brave The Shave fundraiser.

Sharon Stone, of Friskney, after her head shave.

Sharon Stone, of Friskney, after her head shave.

The mum-of-six took on the challenge, which sees people have their head shaved in return for donations, in memory of four people connected to her who all lost a battle against cancer.

They are: Dianne Crane, her sister-in-law’s mum; Liz Munnelly, a family friend; Betty Hayward, her husband’s grandmother, and Tony Fowler, a relative through marriage of friend Teresa Wood, who carried out the head shave.

The fundraiser took place at Friskney All Saints Primary School; it coincided with the school’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which itself raised more than £250 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sharon said she found the head shave ‘emotional’, with it triggering thoughts of ‘all the good people gone and all the people who are struggling now’.

She thanked all those who have helped her towards her fundraising total, which has smashed her £500 target.

Macmillan Cancer Support says its Brave the Shave campaign allows people to ‘stand proudly’ alongside men and women with cancer (who can experience hair loss as part of their treatment), while raising funds for it to help people take back control from the disease.

At the time of writing, the fundraiser has brought in £2,953,222.99 for the charity’s work. This is thanks to 21,171 head shaves.

You can register for a fundraiser at www.bravetheshave.org.uk or donate to people taking part by searching for their name on the homepage.