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It’s hair we go for teenager Emily Levi in bid to raise vital cash
A LOVING daughter is set to have her hair shaved off to support her father who is battling lymphoma cancer.
Emily Levi, 16, of Portland, will say goodbye to her long locks to raise money for the Lymphoma Association.
The brave teenager hopes her efforts will provide support for her father John Coltart, 50, who is losing his own hair due to treatment that he is receiving for the illness.
Mr Coltart, who was diagnosed with Lymphoma two years ago, said he is ‘extremely proud’ of his daughter.
Emily, who is studying a hair and beauty course at Weymouth College, said: “My dad hasn’t got a choice about losing his hair, so I wanted to do something to help people with lymphoma and to support my dad with all he is going through.”
The brave cancer victim, who lives in Shaftesbury with his wife Julie and teenage son Jordan, is currently undergoing treatment.
Emily added: “I’m not frightened about losing my hair because I wanted to do something positive.
“Everyone is being really supportive.”
The head shave will take place on March 2 at Super Nails, Easton Square on Portland.
Christian Summers, of Super Nails, has volunteered to shave off Emily’s hair and is kindly donating proceeds made in the store that day to the cause.
Mum Linda, who lives with Emily on Rufus Way, said: “Emily didn’t really know how to deal with her dad’s illness so this was a positive thing for her to do to help.
“I am very proud of her.”
She thanked Mr Summers for his kind offer and said anyone wishing to donate could do so on the day.
The fundraising event will include the head shave at 1pm with volunteers collecting more funds.
Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in the UK and the fifth most diagnosed cancer.
To donate visit justgiving.com/ dontgiveuphope