Shop worker Jenny Braves the Shave at start of big fundraising week for King’s Lynn Macmillan group

Jenny Hampson doing Brave the Shave IAO Macmillian. At Asda south Wootton King's Lynn. FLtoR Becky Evans. Howard Moore. Jenny Sampson. Sharon Ireland. Alex Burns-Jones. Dawn Dixon. ANL-150830-210749009
Jenny Hampson doing Brave the Shave IAO Macmillian. At Asda south Wootton King's Lynn. FLtoR Becky Evans. Howard Moore. Jenny Sampson. Sharon Ireland. Alex Burns-Jones. Dawn Dixon. ANL-150830-210749009
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A supermarket worker braved the shave yesterday to kickstart a busy period of fundraising for Lynn’s Macmillan Cancer Support branch.

Jenny Hampton is normally seen in the aisles of the Asda store in South Wootton, where she works as a section leader.

She was there again on Sunday, only this time it was to have her head shaved in a fundraising effort which officials hope could raise more than £1,500 for tbe branch.

And her previously long curly locks will not go to waste either, as they will be given to the Little Princess Trust to help make wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

She said: “I’m not built to run, nor could I sit in a bath of beans for a day.

“I looked online, found Brave the Shave and thought it sounded like something I could do.”

The shave was held at the store following a suggestion from its manager, Julie Sands.

And Jenny has also thanked her family, friends, work colleagues and supporters for their donations.

The shave marked the start of a busy period for the group as members gear up for the celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary next year.

Over the past 15 years, more than £1 million has been raised for the branch’s work to support enhanced cancer care in West Norfolk and help families affected by the disease.

And this Friday, September 4, the branch will host what it is billing as Lynn’s “biggest ever coffee morning” at the Knights Hill Hotel barn, between 10am and noon.

Officials are hoping that more than 150 people will attend the event.

Attractions will include craft, cake, book and art stalls, plus a raffle.

Admission is £3 and can be booked in advance by emailing branch chairman Howard Moore at howard.j.moore@gmail.com, or paid for on the door.

Planning is also under way for a grand anniversary dinner, which is expected to take place next summer.

Meanwhile, a coffee, cake and book sale will also be held in aid of Macmillan at the East Winch village hall this Saturday, between 11am and 4pm.

For more information, contact Trisha Downes on 07909 332214.