A MOTTISFONT woman has raised more than £5,000 for cancer support after braving a head shave.

Beverley Samuel, 51, works in HR, but was inspired to brave the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support after three of her family members were diagnosed with cancer.

On August 25, Beverley had her head shaved by Jo Davey of Austens Hair Salon in Botley, cutting off her hair into 18 plaits, which were then donated the The Princess Trust for wigs for children who have lost their hair when having treatment for cancer.

Initially, Bev said she was hoping to raise £2,500, but now has set her target at £6,000 after donations surpassed her expectations.

She said: “The work that Macmillan, the doctors, nurses, specialists and everyone connected to the fight against cancer do to help those who suffer is just invaluable. Any little thing I can do – I will. If you wish to donate to my page – I am trying to make as much money as I can.”

To donate to Bev’s cause, visit bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/bev-samuel.