Mum’s head shave for good causes

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KIND Deborah Scotter has had a hair-raising experience – but it is all for a good cause.

Deborah, who works as a customer assistant at Boots in The Bridges, had her head shaved in the store to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Deborah Scotter, having her head shaved to raise money for Macmilan Cancer Care at Boots, the Bridges, Sunderland on Saturday.

Deborah Scotter, having her head shaved to raise money for Macmilan Cancer Care at Boots, the Bridges, Sunderland on Saturday.

Deborah’s colleagues halted work to watch her lose her locks, which she decided to lose after seeing loved ones affected by the illness.

As well as fund-raising, her hair will now be passed onto the Little Princess Trust, an organisation which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair because they are suffering from cancer.

Deborah, 30, of Marley Pots, who is married to Lee, 36, said: “I asked for people’s support and a lot of them were in tears watching me have my hair done, bless them.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever had my hair this short.

“I’ve had it all the way down to my bottom before so it’s a bit different. I’m feeling the cold a lot now anyway. I don’t know how much I’ve raised yet as I’m still to collect some of the money in, but I think it will be about £300.

“And Boots have agreed to match fund it so that’s £600.

“Over the years most of my family on my Mam’s side have had cancer and many have used Macmillan, it’s been really important to them.

I’ve never done any kind of fund-raising before but I just wanted to give something back. I just want to say a big thank-you to Macmillan for what they have done.”