September 22nd, 2016

Redditch mother raises £500 for cancer research by shaving her head

Updated: 1:27 pm, Sep 09, 2016

A REDDITCH mum has braved the shave for charity after losing her brother and father-in-law to cancer.

Tracey Hilton raised £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their project which has seen thousands go under the clippers for the cause.

She decided to take the plunge after she saw the charity’s project on TV and decide it was something she could do after the loss her brother Richard when he was just 30-year-old. Tracey also lost her father in law four years ago as well as a close work friend.

She Said: “I saw the initiative being promoted on the television and thought – I could do that.

It was a bit of a shock when I looked at myself in the mirror, but it is only hair. It will grow back in four to six weeks even though it will probably be Christmas before I am completely ‘normal’.”

Tracey’s husband Tim and her children 18-year-old Nathalie and Chloe, aged 14, have backed her all the way and even supported her decision not to wear a hat to cover her new shaved head in order to be an example to others.

Her employer, Kerwoods Law firm, have also shown their enthusiasm for brave Tracey’s choice.

Partner at the firm, Emma Beddows said: “Tracey has been so brave.

“It is quite a step for a woman to have all her hair cut off, perhaps more so than a man where polished pates are quite de rigueur. We are thrilled for her.”