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Longridge hairdresser shaves head to honour dad undergoing cancer treatment

Posted on - 16th October, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Longridge, People, Preston News, Ribble Valley News
Helen after her dramatic restyle

Rosemere Cancer Foundation has received a £7,500 donation thanks to a brave Longridge hairdresser.

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Mum-of-two Helen Richmond’s friend Clarissa Bolton of The Salon cut her hair and then shaved her head to match dad Jim Jackson, who lives with mum Margaret in Ribchester and whose latest round of cancer treatment has left him bald.

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Helen’s shave in The Old Oak pub in Longridge was cheered on by husband Matt, children Arthur, 6, and Violet, 3, her brother and sister, plus other family and friends, who sponsored her as she raised £7,500 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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Helen and Jim post-crop

Helen said: “My dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer five years ago and is still fighting his battle.

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“Doctors, nurses and other staff at Rosemere Cancer Centre have been absolutely fantastic with him, and I wanted to do something to raise lots of money for them so they can continue to help other families in the way they have helped mine.”

There was also a fundraising raffle with 95 prizes, supported by local businesses and other games.

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Helen and Jim

Helen, who works under the name of Helen Richmond Mobile, added: “I would like to thank everyone who has donated in any way. Violet cried when she first saw my new look, but she likes it now.”

Helen is donating her cut hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides free wigs to children and young people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

For further information on Rosemere’s work, including how to donate, visit www.rosemere.org.uk

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