Charity head shave in memory of father

Sam with (from left) her brother Matt, dad, and brother Jus at her father's 60th birthday party.
Sam with (from left) her brother Matt, dad, and brother Jus at her father's 60th birthday party.

A Ruskington woman is set to have her head shaved to raise funds for cancer care two years to the day after losing her father to the disease.

Mum-of-three Sam Daniels, 43, will this weekend be lending her support to Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave campaign.

This encourages members of the public to shave their heads and ‘stand proudly alongside men and women with cancer’, who can experience hair loss through treatment, while raising funds for the charity’s work.

Sam, who works as a nursing sister at Lincoln County Hospital, will be doing her bit for the campaign on Saturday at Zeebra, Sleaford.

The fundraising coincides with the second anniversary of her father’s death. Dave Goldsmith died aged 61 following a battle with renal cancer.

She said: “He was a truly special person to everyone who knew him and is missed in a way no one can ever describe.”

Sam set herself a fundraising target of £250, but has already amassed pledges totalling about £450.

She said she is “a little bit emotional at times” about the shave due to its links to her late father and worried about how people will react to her afterwards, in particular her youngest child, 
Ben, aged six, but went on to say: “If I can raise some 
money by having my hair shaved off, then all well and good.”

To support Sam, search for her at bravetheshave.org.uk