Wisbech mum braves the shave

Brave the Shave fundraiser Siobhan Land is pictured with The Retreat owners Marie and Paul  Faulkner. Siobhan has raised more than �650 for Macmillan Cancer Support and is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
Brave the Shave fundraiser Siobhan Land is pictured with The Retreat owners Marie and Paul Faulkner. Siobhan has raised more than �650 for Macmillan Cancer Support and is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
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A mum-of-two has had her long locks shaved off to help patients battling cancer in honour of an “inspirational” friend fighting the disease.

Wisbech cleaner Siobhan Land underwent the clippers as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s nationwide Brave the Shave month.

And as well as raising more than £650 for the charity, the 43-year-old has donated all her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Siobhan decided to take up the challenge after seeing how well a close friend has coped with having cancer.

She lost all her hair through chemotherapy treatment and is now waiting to begin radiotherapy.

Siobhan, who is mum to Ben, 15, and Niamh, 13, said: “My friend has stayed really positive and is such an inspiration. I heard about Macmillan’s Brave the Shave, looked into it on the Internet and thought I’d do it so we can re-grow our hair together.”

She had her head shaved at The Retreat salon in Exchange Square, Wisbech, on Thursday, where she was supported by friends and family.

“I had to tell a lot of my elderly customers I was having it done in case they didn’t recognise me,” said Siobhan. “They were all really supportive and gave me donations.”

Anyone wishing to support Siobhan’s brave the shave can visit her fundraising page at: www.bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/siobhan-land