A devoted daughter had her hair shaved off in memory of her mum and grandmother who died just six weeks apart.
Caroline Metcalf-Trueman decided to take part in the Macmillan Brave the Shave project to raise vital funds for the charity.
The mum-of-three said it was the worst time of her life when her mum, Carol Trueman, died from pancreatic cancer aged 58 in June 2012, just six weeks after her own mum, Caroline Metcalf, died of lung cancer, aged 87.
Caroline, 44, is a heavy metal music fan so has always had really long hair, but she didn’t hesitate to have it shaved off to boost funds for such a worthwhile cause.
The Red House mum-of-three said: “The Macmillan nurses were the people we phoned when we needed help and they came out whatever the time, day or night, it didn’t matter, they were there for us.
“The support is absolutely amazing and I can’t say how important they are to the people living with cancer and their families.
“We want to make sure they are there for any other family who goes through something like this.
“I think a lot of people believe Macmillan nurses are part of the NHS, but they are not, it is a charity and they need all the money they can get.”
Caroline, who is a carer for her daughter, Andrea, 26, who has Cohen’s Syndrome, a genetic condition which results in physical and learning disabilities, and is also mum to Emily, 14, and 12-year-old David, who is autistic, said she and her sister, Tracy Trueman, 37, want to do whatever they can to raise money in memory of their loved ones.
Caroline wants to thank Supercuts in The Bridges, where they did the hair shave for free, and the long hair will now go to the Little Princess Trust, which makes real hair wigs for children.
To help Caroline reach her target of raising £500, visit bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/caroline-metcalf-trueman/ to make a donation.