A Bushey woman is set to shave off her hair in solidarity with her auntie who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Louise Killick, 22, will be braving the shave while raising money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support and will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
Louise was present when her auntie was told she had to go through chemotherapy and decided shaving her hair off was the best way to show support.
Speaking to the magazine, Louise said: “My auntie will be going through a real tough time and the way life is, you can’t always be there for someone and especially in our circumstances because she lives in Clacton.
“I thought it was a good way of showing support and its also very humbling for me, whether it be a wig, money or awareness, that I am helping Macmillan Cancer Support and Little Princess Trust.”
Little Princess Trust provide real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss and Macmillan Cancer Support provide physical, financial and emotional support for people going through cancer and their families.
Even though Louise fully understands it will be a massive change of appearance for her, the special meaning behind the new haircut is getting her through it.
She commented: “I am scared about what I will look like afterwards, I have never had short hair and suddenly to lose it will be quite scary, but shaving my hair is nothing to what my auntie and other cancer victims are going through.”
Louise is trying to raise as much money as possible and has set her target of £500.
Urging people to donate, she said: “For me, to know the money raise will be going towards support people and their families who are affected by cancer is amazing. The work Macmillan do is incredible, and they can’t do it without the funding, so any donations are welcome and appreciated.”
To donate, visit bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/louise-killick