Preston woman raises almost £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by shaving her head

A Preston grandmother has raised almost £2,000 by shedding her long locks.

Friday, 10th August 2018, 6:01 pm
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 11:38 am
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Mandy Richardson, of Deepdale, had her head shaved at Wilbraham Street Club, Preston, raising more than £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 £1,000 but I am nearly at £2,000. I honestly thought £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 £470 in the day. I am so grateful for everyone’s donations.”

Mandy Richardson, of Deepdale, during her headshave for Macmillan