Preston woman raises almost Â£2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by shaving her head
A Preston grandmother has raised almost Â£2,000 by shedding her long locks.
Mandy Richardson, of Deepdale, had her head shaved at Wilbraham Street Club, Preston, raising more than Â£1,800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.The 52-year-old, who has two children and three grandchildren, said: “My uncle, Dennis Balshaw, of Penwortham, died of cancer more than three years ago and my aunt told me how much support Macmillan provided. I have known a few young people who have had cancer and have had help from Macmillan so I wanted to do something to raise funds for the charity.“I thought shaving my head was a bit different and would raise a bit more.“My target was Â£1,000 but I am nearly at Â£2,000. I honestly thought Â£1,000 was a bit optimistic but people have been so generous. I put an online link on my Facebook and got lots of donations and people at Integrate, where I work, have also sponsored me.“The head shave at the club raised Â£470 in the day. I am so grateful for everyone’s donations.”
To make a donation visit https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/mandy-richardson