Fae keeps the promise as her head is shaved

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A brave woman has raised more than £3,800 by shaving her hair off to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Fae Nelson, 69, from Bedlington, had promised her husband Michael that she would shave her hair off for Macmillan Cancer Support on his birthday.

Michael, who was the vicar of Seaton Hirst in Ashington, died in April and Fae carried out the head shave on what would have been his 70th birthday.

“I promised him that I would get it done whether he was here or not,” she said.

“I decided I wanted to raise money for Alopecia UK as well, as my son’s partner has had the most extreme form of hair loss for many years.

“I know of many others, including children, who fall victim to this condition, and who are only just beginning to find the support which can be so helpful.

“We had a very successful evening raising more than £750, and I have received another £550 cash in sponsorship as well, and the virginmoneygiving donations are up to over £2,500.”

The page will remain open until Tuesday, October 28, and you can donate to the cause by visiting uk.virginmoneygiving.com and searching for Fae Nelson.