24th Feb, 2020

All for Nan: Brave Abby's fundraising headshave in aid of Macmillan

Harry Leach 27th Jul, 2018

A BRAVE 11-year-old girl is having her head shaved in memory of her Nan who passed away from cervical cancer two years ago.

Abby Wilkes will lose her locks at a special event at the Harvester in Mappleborough today, Friday, July 27 in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support Group.

The ‘Brave the Shave’ event has been set up by Redditch Charity Bikers with the help of Abby’s father, Rob, who is a member of the biker group.

Abby, who came up with the idea by herself, admits she’s actually really excited to have her head shaved.

Mum Barbara said: “She’s not nervous about the day at all. She was extremely close to her Nan and that’s probably what’s keeping her motivated.

“Her hair is just above her shoulders now so it’s not exactly short.

“It’s a huge deal for a young, little girl but she is happy to do it.”

A top hairdresser from a well-known high street company has been drafted in to do the shave.

And to help raise even more funds, the founding member of Redditch Charity Bikers, Allen Morris, will also have his hair shaved off.

Mrs Wilkes added: “We are absolutely bursting with pride.”

Visit https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/abby-wilkes for more information.

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