Hemel Hempstead woman braves the shave to raise thousands for breast cancer charity

Debbie's daughter also had 18 inches cut off her hair for charity

Monday, 7th September 2020, 10:56 am

A mum and daughter from Hemel Hempstead have raised over £2,000 for Breast Cancer Now in memory of a family member.

Debbie Hazlehurst, 36, had her hair shaved off, and her 10-year-old daughter had 18 inches of hair cut off to raise money for the breast cancer charity.

The pair also donated their hair to The Little Princess Trust - who provide free real hair wigs to children and young people, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.

Debbie and Lexi raised over £2,000 for charity

Debbie and Lexi organised the event, in line with social distancing guidelines on Friday, August 28, - the anniversary of Debbie's sister-in-law's death.

Before she lost her battle to cancer, Dawn was fundraising for Breast Cancer Now and the family chose to continue to support the charity in her memory, in total they have raised £17,731 for the charity.

Debbie said: "The hair cut fundraiser went really well and we have raised an amazing £2,138!"

Breast Cancer Now is a UK charity providing world-class research and life-changing care for people affected by breast cancer.

Debbie and Lexi before their hair cut and head shave for charity

To make a donation to Breast Cancer visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dawnpayne44.