4th Aug, 2020

Friends of Bromsgrove woman battling cancer to lose their locks in charity head shave

THE FRIENDS of a Bromsgrove woman who is going through chemotherapy as part of her breast cancer fight will be ‘braving the shave’ to show their support and to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Wendy Garrett has just completed her third lot of chemotherapy and is due another one at the end of the month, followed by radiotherapy. The treatment is expected to last until January next year.

She said losing her hair really upset her and because of that Debbie Lee, who was her nextdoor neighbour for years, and another friend Steve Southall, decided they would lose their locks as well.

“It was just before midnight one night when I received a message from Debbie on Facebook who asked if I was still up.

“When she told me what she was planning and I just burst into tears. It was such a lovely thing to do.

“She said she knew how much my hair meant to me and said it was the only thing she felt she could do to help.”

Deb is also braving the shave in memory of family and friends who have lost their cancer battles and is donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust so it can be donated to make a wig for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatments, .

The landlord of the Slug and Lettuce has kindly agreed for the pair to have the shave done in the pub and it will take place at 2pm on Wednesday, August 15.

Donations can be pledged at bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/debbie-lee1 and will also be taken on the day.

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