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Broughton woman takes part in Brave the Shave for cancer charity

Zoe Price reports on Gina Crofts who had her head shaved for challenge issued by Macmillan Cancer Support

Gina Crofts took on the Macmillan Cancer Support 'Brave the Shave' challenge

A plucky Broughton woman bid farewell to a full head of hair by taking on the Brave The Shave challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The simple challenge is to show support to those who have lost hair due to chemotherapy. As cancer effects one in three, it is most likely that everyone knows someone who is or has suffered from cancer.

Gina Crofts took on the challenge at her local pub, The New Glynn Arms.

Gina Crofts took on the Macmillan Cancer Support 'Brave the Shave' challenge

Owners Paul and Joyce Sylvester said they were happy to be hosting a charity event so they could show their support for Macmillan and for Gina who was also supported by family, friends and co-workers on the day.

Gina had decided to take part in this event a couple of months ago after seeing it on Facebook. She wanted to do something to support those suffering and for Gina, this was an easier task than skydiving or bungee jumping.

Gina Crofts took on the Macmillan Cancer Support 'Brave the Shave' challenge

Gina’s regular hairdresser from Exclusive Hair and Beauty of Broughton Lynn Banks was the one with the honour of doing the shave.

All the staff from the salon showed up to show their support.

There was a donation box at the pub which raised £120.

Gina Crofts took on the Macmillan Cancer Support 'Brave the Shave' challenge

Gina works for Aramark, who are the catering company at Airbus Broughton, and has been there for 12 years and has received a lot of support from the Airbus workers.

Gina had a donation bucket there as well as a sponsor form. With donations from family and friends she hopes to have raised £1,500.

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