A woman who knows five families in her street alone who have been affected by cancer has said goodbye to her long locks in their honour.
Natalya Miles had her hair shaved off and has donated it to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children with the disease.
Proceeds from the cut, which took place at Salon 45 in Rugby, will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Natalya, of Durrell Drive, Cawston, said: “I’m doing this because cancer touches so many lives and Macmillan are there to support all those people, irrespective of type, stage or prognosis.
“I know five families in our road who have someone living in the house who has either had, or has cancer. That’s a stat which is quite shocking and I am sure is repeated all over the town.”
At first her target was £500, but she has upped it to £1,000 after such a positive response to the hair shave.
Her total now stands at more than £1,700 and she said she is overwhelmed at people’s generosity.
Natalya, who runs Silver Fearn Beauty, is getting used to her new look - thanks to her new selection of hats.
She said: “It is jolly chilly, but I’m so pleased I did it.”
The fundraiser wanted to do something to help the Little Princess Trust, who provide real-hair wigs to boys and girls who have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment. The Trust relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers. Natalya said: “People have been so generous and I’d like to thank them all.”
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.shaveorstyle.org.uk/shavers/natalya-miles/