Lady loses locks for cancer charity funds

Trisha Cranfield, who had her head shaved for the cancer charity, with staff from hairdressers Robbie and Sheron's in Midhurst.
Trisha Cranfield, who had her head shaved for the cancer charity, with staff from hairdressers Robbie and Sheron's in Midhurst.

A daring woman from Midhurst had her head shaved to raise money for Macmillian Cancer on Friday.

Trisha Cranfield, who works in Faringgdons Pet Care Centre, lost her locks on Friday to collect an estimated £400 for the charity .

Fresh out of Robert and Sheron’s hair salon next door, Trisha admitted she got some strange looks.

“You can’t really imagine what you’ll look like with very little hair,” she said.

“It feels a bit weird when the wind blows, you feel it more, but I don’t really mind it. I do get a few weird looks when I go to the gym in the morning!”

Trisha will finish collecting donations from a box at the pet shop this week before sending in the money.

The 54-year-old said she had known a couple of people who had died from cancer in the last few years.

“It’s an awful disease and there’s nothing you can do about it except to raise money to help to make their lives easier somehow.

“I looked at it and I thought, I could do that.”

The charity offer fundrasing packs to would- be volunteers and Trisha doesn’t regret the shave for a moment.

“It’s for a good cause so I don’t mind doing it.

“People say ‘you’re so brave for doing it, and I say ‘why, it’ll grow back!’”