A CANCER survivor is to ‘Brave the Shave’ and have all her locks cut off in aid of Macmillan to help others facing the disease.
Sharon Robson, who runs Guys and Dolls hair salon on Birchfield Road, was inspired to take the step by her own history and that of her customers.
“We do quite a lot of charity work at the salon and I felt inspired by quite a few of our customers who have gone through or are going through cancer treatment,” said the 49-year-old mum.
And to add some spice to the event she’s selling raffle tickets at £10 a strip to win the honour to wield the clippers.
“We get quite a few guys come in here and they say great, they’re up for it, and hopefully it will inspire people to give generously,” she said.
Sharon herself suffered from cervical cancer 18 years ago but successfully managed to beat the disease.
“I was lucky, it was a bit touch and go for a while but they managed to contain it.”
A target of £500has been set but she admits ‘it would be nice to beat that’.
And she’ll be supported in her efforts by husband Ken, who although thin on top is having his legs waxed in solidarity.
Macmillan’s Brave the Shave is on Saturday, August 1, and well-wishers who wish to can drop into the salon to add their support.