Girls get shaved in aid of cancer charities

People are losing their hair all over Sleaford - all in a good cause.

Kimberley Swinney ‘Braved the Shave’ last Monday morning and raised over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Anneka Martin ready for the chop with hairdresser Kylie Davies. EMN-150821-162413001

Anneka Martin ready for the chop with hairdresser Kylie Davies. EMN-150821-162413001

She was watched by members of her Vitality exercise class for older people, which she leads, at St Deny’s Church Hall in Sleaford, along with friends and family.

Kelly Llewellyn, from Halo Hair Salon in Ruskington, wielded the clippers and within minutes Kimberley was sporting her new look.

Kimberley, who was motivated by the loss of a loved one to cancer, said: “It’s a bit surreal but all for a good cause. I’ve been totally overwhelmed by the response I’ve had.”

You can still donate at www.bravetheshave.org.uk and search for Kimberley Swinney.

Kimberley Swinney, before her head shave for Macmillan Cancer Support. EMN-150821-162643001

Kimberley Swinney, before her head shave for Macmillan Cancer Support. EMN-150821-162643001

The previous Saturday saw the Big Bald Fun Day at Sleaford New Life Centre, organised by Anneka Martin with friends and family.

There were stalls, food, games and a bouncy castle for families, but centre stage was Anneka, 22, of Lollipop Lane, having her head shaved raising money for Cancer Research UK. She said: “My sister was diagnosed with cervical cancer several weeks ago.”

She was a bit nervous and excited as hairdresser Kylie Davies from Billinghay did the deed. Anneka said: “I can feel the wind now. I like bald heads so I don’t mind it, but I will be growing it back hopefully.”

You can donate at justgiv
ing.com/annekamartin

Nice and breezy around the bonce for Anneka, but she likes baldies! EMN-150821-162423001

Nice and breezy around the bonce for Anneka, but she likes baldies! EMN-150821-162423001

○ In last week’s Standard we referred to Colin Morrison’s head shave, it should have stated it was prompted by his brother Trevor being diagnosed with the disease.

Andy now it's gone. Kimberley Swinney getting shaved by Kelly Llewellyn. EMN-150821-162632001

Andy now it's gone. Kimberley Swinney getting shaved by Kelly Llewellyn. EMN-150821-162632001