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Going, Going, Gone: Jess Loses Her Locks For A Good Cause

A carer at a New Forest nursing home has raised nearly £800 for a cancer charity by braving a head shave.

Healthcare Assistant Jess Wild, a team member at Colten Care’s Lymington home Belmore Lodge, thanked all who contributed to her initiative which was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jess said: “I braved the shave in memory of a few people including a mentor whose strong mind and courage I’ll admire for the rest of my life, my grandmother who will forever be my guardian angel, and everyone else who has ever been affected by cancer.

“My grand total is £782. I am so honoured to be surrounded by such generous and kind people. Thank you to all who supported me.”

Jess’s sister Alex Bingham did the honours with the clippers.

Belmore Lodge resident Maureen Marks said: “This was a truly hair-raising experience for Jess but she is a good sport and took the ‘close shave’ in her stride.”