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  • Debbie braves a head shave for charity!

    Tom Martin

    IT was a case of ‘hair today and gone tomorrow’ when a Waterloo care worker had her head shaved to raise money for charity!

    Debbie Hill, a member of the Netherton-based domiciliary care team run by adult social care provider New Directions, raised £1,000 to fund research by the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

    The money was raised by sponsorship from her friends, colleagues and service users, around 50 of whom gathered to watch her ‘close shave’ in front of the care team office.

    And many of those watching were aware that Debbie has a very personal interest in cancer research, as she lost her partner Yvonne to breast cancer two years ago.

    Now she wants to help other people battling the disease. She said: “When Yvonne was ill she was involved in a clinical trial for a new drug - this money will help to fund other new drugs that will help cancer sufferers and save lives in the future.”

    Although Debbie admits that the winter cold weather isn’t the best time to have your head shaved, she says she has naturally ‘thick and wild’ hair and expects it to grow back to normal within six weeks or so.

    She’s also delighted with the total raised which is significantly more than the £685 she generated for another charity with a previous head shave five years ago.

    “I’d like to thank everyone who supported me in memory of Yvonne,” she said. “Together we’ve raised a fantastic amount for Clatterbridge, money that will help to create new treatments and new hope for cancer patients in the years to come.”

    Service Manager Lorna Irving added: “Debbie is a very popular member of our team, and everyone was keen to support her in raising funds for this very good cause which is so close to her heart.”

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