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18th June 2015 Sue Philbin Charity Headshave

A very brave former cancer patient from Tamworth will be taking the plunge to have her long flowing locks shaved off to raise money for charity.

Sue Philbin, from Glascote, will be having her 28 inch long hair shaved off on Thursday 18th June which will be 7 years to the day when she finished her cancer treatment.

Sue said “Most people that know me, know I never have my hair cut shorter than my shoulders but I’ve decided that I’m going to have my head ‘shaved’ on June 18th  for two reasons.  Firstly to raise vital funds for The Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre here in Tamworth where I, and many others have received amazing support. Secondly the hair will then be sent off to The Little Princess Trust for them to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to the gruelling cancer treatment.”

The Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre supports people affected by cancer and other chronic illnesses.  Like many of the volunteers at the centre Sue was initially a client who soon became a volunteer as she wanted to offer the same support to other people that she had received.

Centre Manager Paula Da-Silva said “I am overwhelmed that Sue has decided to undertake this to raise money for the charity.  She is a wonderful, selfless lady who is an invaluable member of the team”

Sue’s target is to raise £400 for the charity, if you would like to sponsor this brave lady and help her to reach her target you can do so on Just Giving