Havering man and woman shave heads for charity

TWO Havering people shaved their heads for charity this week.

TWO Havering people shaved their heads for charity this week.

Katherine Jacob, 25, of Dunton Road, decided to raise money for new life-svaing equipment after she discovered her best friend had breast cancer last month.

Jennifer Mankelow, 33, from Leigh-on-Sea is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment, but Miss Jacobs said she wanted to do something drastic to raise money and show support for her friend.

So she enrolled the help of her fianc� Barrie Arnold, 31, who also shaved his head on Sunday at Images hairdressers in Harold Wood.

Miss Jacob, who is a nurse, said: “One of my close friends was diagnosed in the last month and she has lost her hair through chemotherapy.

“It inspired me to raise money for the charity that has helped her and the ward she is visiting.

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“They are both very worthy causes and I wanted to do something to help them after they helped her.

“I feel fantastic after getting it done. I wasn’t too apprehensive before it and I don’t miss my hair too much. It is a good way of showing my support for her.

“But now I want to get my money’s worth and raise as much as possible.”

She has raised �500 for breast cancer charity The Pink Ribbon Foundation.

She has also raised �380 for the Southend Breast Cancer Unit to help buy two new mammogram machines.

If you would like to donate money to the cancer unit log on to www.justgiving.com/KatherineJacob

Meanwhile former hairy-faced Alex Summers, 50, from Romford, fasced the chop at Peter’s Hair Stylists, in Dagenham Road, Rush Green, on March 1.

He is hoping to raise around �1,000 for losing his locks and beard and has already raised �600.

To donate to the cause pop into the salon.

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