Friends in close shave for Cancer Research

Heidi Keyworth just before her haircut and Fiona James

Heidi Keyworth just before her haircut and Fiona James

First published in News

Two friends caused a stir in Weymouth town centre when they had their hair shaved off for a charity stunt.

Fiona James and Heidi Keyworth braved the rain over the bank holiday and had their heads shaved in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The pair had told a mutual friend, who is battling cancer, that if she lost her hair through treatment they would get rid of theirs in support.

Fiona said: “We picked possibly what was the worst day to do it, as it was raining very heavily, but a lot of people still turned out in support and donated very generously.”

She added: “It was a bit of a shock when I looked in the mirror but, as I keep telling myself, it will grow back and I’m lucky not to be ill.

“It is a horrible thing to suffer from when you are young yourself and have children.”

The stunt took place in St Thomas Street, and the Red Lion pub provided a gazebo so the fundraisers could stay dry.

Fiona said: “I’d like to thank them, and also the Chapelhay Tavern, who have been collecting money for us.”

There’s still time to donate.

Visit justgiving.com/ heidikeyworth2508 for details.

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