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A little girl and her grandmother have both faced the chop to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Eight-year-old Imogen Stearne, whose mum Amie Jarvis was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this summer and her grandmother Nikki Wales, who is Amie's mother-in-law, had their hair cut off for the charity at a special fundraising evening at the Secret Garden in Wisbech St Mary on Friday.

Imogen had her flowing locks cut short and has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which helps provide wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer and other conditions.

Imogen Stearne with her grandmother Nikki Wales. (52347246)
Imogen Stearne with her grandmother Nikki Wales. (52347246)

Nikki, who is in her sixties, braved the shave for Macmillan and has been supported in her endeavour by members of local Slimming World groups in Wisbech and Terrington St Clement, who raised £276 towards her fundraising.

Amie, 33,who has two other daughters Alexis and Gabriella, was diagnosed with cancer in July and has undergone chemotheraphy.

Nikki said: "My inspiration, my daughter-in-law. Since the first moment she received this devastating news Amie has not complained even though chemotherapy has made her feel really poorly - she smiles through it and carries on.

Eight-year-old Imogen Stearne has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
Eight-year-old Imogen Stearne has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

"This special lady has been through some really heart-breaking events in her life that many of us cannot imagine going through - but still she smiles - cancer will not beat her.

"My brave the shave is my small but heartfelt way of letting her know what an inspiration she is to me and to show our support for a worthwhile charity.’’

Friday's event included a raffle, various games including guess the Teddy's name, food and drink as well as a cake stall and has so far raised over £1,300.

Nikki Wales braved the shave.
Nikki Wales braved the shave.
Nikki Wales and granddaughter Imogen Stearne before the haircuts.
Nikki Wales and granddaughter Imogen Stearne before the haircuts.
Nikki Wales and Imogen with Amie Jarvis who was diagnosed with breast cancer and was the inspiration for the fundraising.
Nikki Wales and Imogen with Amie Jarvis who was diagnosed with breast cancer and was the inspiration for the fundraising.
Imogen Stearne (8) has her haircut by Sharon Housden from the Hair Studio.
Imogen Stearne (8) has her haircut by Sharon Housden from the Hair Studio.
Diane Tyler begins to shave Nikki Wales's head.
Diane Tyler begins to shave Nikki Wales's head.
Diane Tyler cutting Nikki Wales' hair.
Diane Tyler cutting Nikki Wales' hair.
Diane Tyler complete's Nikki's headshave.
Diane Tyler complete's Nikki's headshave.
Nikki Wales after facing the brave the shave.
Nikki Wales after facing the brave the shave.
Imogen Stearne (8) and her grandmother Nikki Wales. (52347245)
Imogen Stearne (8) and her grandmother Nikki Wales. (52347245)
Nikki Wales receives money from Tina Rust who runs Slimming World groups in Wisbech and Terrington St Clement. (52387424)
Nikki Wales receives money from Tina Rust who runs Slimming World groups in Wisbech and Terrington St Clement. (52387424)


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