A KIND-HEARTED Solihull woman is getting ready to Brave the Shave this weekend to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Lynne Fitzgerald, is braving the ‘hair-raising’ shave on Halloween (Saturday, October 31) in honour of her mother and others who have lost their battle with cancer.
The 69-year-old decided to take the plunge in honour of the patients she saw while working in the Business Office at Spire Parkway Solihull.
Lynne said: “Working in the hospital we would see lots of people coming to receive treatment for cancer.
“It just makes you think that all of these people who are having chemo don’t really get the choice of whether they lose their hair or not and they all do it with such dignity.
“I have been thinking of doing the shave for over a year now and I thought don’t put it off any longer lets just see how much I can raise for this worthy charity.”
Lynne initially set out to raise £500 but thanks to generous donors she beat that target and set her sights on £1,000.
However the money keeps rolling in and so far she has raised £1,243.
She added: “My hair will grow back and if it doesn’t – I don’t mind.
“I’m loosing my hair by choice, thousands have no choice.
“I don’t see what I’m doing as brave, I’m just trying to help others and raise money in memory of those who tragically lost their fight with cancer.
“I lost my mother to cancer several years ago now after she lost her battle.
“I’m sure everyone knows a friend or relative that they have lost.
“So many families have had the benefit and support from Macmillan and without them would be alone and suffering even more.
“Macmillan do such a wonderful job and are there to support patients and families in so many ways.
For more or to donate visit bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/lynne-fitzgerald