Head shave raises cash for charity

Kaylee Taylor who shaved her hair off for charity.
Kaylee Taylor who shaved her hair off for charity.

A woman got a buzz out of a fundraising challenge held in memory of her mother.

Kaylee Taylor, from Ashington, took part in a sponsored head shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Kaylee, who works as a customer advisor at Argos Eldon Square, had her hair plaited by East Terrace hairdressing, and then people were charged £2 to cut a plait then shave it off.

Kaylee said: “When I was 22 I watched my mam lose her hair following treatment for breast cancer.

“After a few months her lovely fluffy silver hair started to grow back, then in 2012 aged just 56 she was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Treatment started again and my brave mam lost her hair again.

“My mam is the bravest lady I had ever known, but was taken too soon.

“She was lucky to have a big family to help her to the end, but some people are not that lucky and need Macmillan’s help.”

It’s £27 per hour for one Macmillan nurse so Kaylee had aimed to raise £540 to pay for 20 hours worth of nurses, but has so far raised £890.73.

To donate, visit https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/kaylee-taylor/