Falkirk woman's head shave for relatives raises over £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

A Falkirk woman who pledged to shave her hair in support of relatives diagnosed with cancer has fulfilled her promise and raised more than £1000 for charity.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 9:43 am
Updated Friday, 4th September 2020, 11:14 am

Suzanne Walker (28) chose to brave the shave in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support after her mum, Roberta, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in April, while her cousin’s son, Aiden Berry (9), is fighting lymphoma.

Having told her mum she would chop off her own locks as a morale booster, Suzanne stayed true to her word and even let Roberta and her partner, Siobhan Carlin, take hold of the clippers at The Den Barbers, Laurieston on Tuesday.

The Grangemouth resident had set out to raise £1034, the average cost to fund a Macmillan nurse for a week.

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Suzanne Walker, from Falkirk, had her hair shaved by her mum, Roberta Walker, and her partner, Siobhan Carlin, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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Suzanne, a child maintenance service worker, has now surpassed that target thanks to generous donations made by family, friends and colleagues to an online fundraising page and sponsor sheet.

She said: “My mum fairly enjoyed it!

“She was loving shaving it off then my partner shaved off the rest and she enjoyed it too.

Suzanne Walker prior to her head shave for Macmillan Cancer Support at The Den Barbers in Laurieston. Picture: Michael Gillen.

“Unfortunately Aiden couldn’t be there because his white blood cell count was too low. He’s had to go into shielding.

“I’ve passed the target because I’ve got a sponsor sheet with about £165 on it.

“A big thank you to everybody who took the time out to donate because I know times have been tough with people on furlough.

“Thank you to my partner too for supporting me.”

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