Specsavers Cirencester was the location for local woman Helen Outlaw to kick off her fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support by shaving off her long locks.

Helen , aged 50, has pledged to raise £1,000 for the charity in 2018 following her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis and the store is lending its support. Helen’s son, Jordan, works in the store’s lab.

A word from the store manager

‘When we found out Helen was going to shave all her hair off for charity, we were really keen to help so offered the store as a venue,’ said store manager, Paul Dundas.

‘Her hair was pretty long so we’re all very impressed she’s done it and what a great way to start her fundraising.

'We’ve raised £160 in store so far but if you’d like to sponsor Helen, you can still do so by visiting her fundraising page.'

'Brave the shave'

Helen said: ‘My hair will grow back but unfortunately there are no cures for many types of cancer.

'Macmillan nurses do such an excellent job and are there for families at the worse moments of their lives, so I decided to “brave the shave” and try to help as much as I can.’

To visit Helen's fundraising page, please click here 

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