Carol is braving the shave for the second year to raise funds for the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech
A cancer patient undergoing treatment at a local centre is holding a family fun day in a bid to raise money as a thank-you for her care.
Carol Storey, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for a relapse of myeloma of the bone marrow, will be braving the shave as part of the day's events - and it will be second year running she has shed her locks for the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech.
The event, which has been titled Carol's Charity Chop fun Day and runs from 10am to 2pm, is being held on Saturday July 10 at the Secret Garden in Wisbech St Mary.
All money raised on the day will go to the treatment centre, where Carol has previously undergone blood and bone transfusions for her illness.
Carol, who is in her sixties, said: "Another year on and as promised I am braving the shave for a second year running to help raise much needed funds for the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre at the North Cambs Hospital.
"This year we have gone bigger and better, we are holding a fun day at the Secret Gardens, Wisbech St Mary. I will be braving the shave at 12pm.
"I’m currently undergoing chemotherapy for a relapse of my myeloma of the bone marrow. One of the side effects of chemo is that it can make your hair fall out.
"I have been lucky enough to keep mine, so I must be bonkers to brave the shave for a second year running.
"My condition means that previously I have had treatments including blood and bone transfusions which I have been fortunate enough to have at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment
"The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre and all the staff hold a special place in my heart. They go above and beyond to help me, nothing is to much trouble and I love them all. I would be lost without them."
The fun day will not only include a treasure hunt, cake stall, face painting, live music and various sidestalls and games, but will also see fellow fundraiser Jane Clarke, a nurse at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, complete the next in her line of five challenges.
Jane has vowed to complete a 'wish list' of five major events in 2021 in support of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, which runs the centre, concluding with the London Marathon this autumn.
Visitors to the fun day will be able to cheer her on as she completes a 100 mile bike ride.
To donate to either Carol's headshave or Jane's five challenges fundraising efforts visit their Justgiving pages.
Toni Bird, fundraising coordinator with Arthur Rank said: "If anyone would like to know more about any of our services or fundraising ambitions, please do not hesitate to contact me: 07435 550 995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."