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Hunstanton woman has hair all off for Macmillan




Having had friends and relatives affected by cancer, a Hunstanton woman decided to have all of her hair cut off for charity.

Patricia Nevin took part in the Macmillan ‘Brave the Shave’ after contacting her usual hairdresser Charley Davies of the Old School House Hair Company in Old Hunstanton.

Mrs Nevin, 68, has raised around £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support after undertaking the challenge on Saturday afternoon.

Patricia Nevin completes her Brave The Shave with hairdresser Charley Davies at The Old School House Hair Company Old Hunstanton
Patricia Nevin completes her Brave The Shave with hairdresser Charley Davies at The Old School House Hair Company Old Hunstanton

“It was quite strange at first but it feels quite liberating now,” she said.

“My friends and family have been very supportive and my hairdresser was very good as well.

“She put it on her Facebook page and I have also had lots of support from the catholic church.”

Patricia Nevin
Patricia Nevin

It was a challenge deemed appropriate by Mrs Nevin, who had cancer herself, but who never had to undergo chemotherapy.

“It’s only a small thing, it’s hair and it will grow back,” she said.

“The decision to do it was quite spontaneous. I just saw it advertised, thought about it for a week and then just decided why not.”

Patricia Nevin prepared for Brave The Shave
Patricia Nevin prepared for Brave The Shave

After originally setting a fundraising target of £150, Mrs Nevin has easily surpassed this.

Her fundraising page can be found at bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/patricia-nevin.



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