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Lesley baldly goes for charity fund-raiser

Lesley Wolton shaves her head for Cancer Research. Photos by Lee Malone.

Lesley Wolton shaves her head for Cancer Research. Photos by Lee Malone.

 

A Leighton mum whose family has been affected by cancer has had a close shave with a razor to help boost funds for charity.

Lesley Wolton, 56, of Friday Street, decided to go for the chop in a bid to raise about £300 for Cancer Research UK.

But thanks to the generosity of friends, relatives and colleagues from work Lesley is expecting to collect more than £430 from Sunday’s event which was held at Brooklands Social Club in Garden Leys.

As well as watching Lesley lose her barnet, there was also a cake sale and a raffle for onlookers to enjoy.

The initial haircut was given by son-in-law Matt Harris with Lesley’s daughter, Emma Rigby, helping finish off the final look.

Lesley, who works at the town’s Tesco, said she felt compelled to do something for charity after two family members suffered the disease.

“My mnother-in-law had cancer twice and my brother had cancer. Thankfully both have survived but I felt it was time to give something back for the treatment they received.

“Cancer sufferers lose their hair during treatment so it seemed to fit to lose mine in a good cause.

“I’m really proud of what I’ve done and so are my family.

“The only problem is that I’ve always had a habit of pushing my fingers through my hair - but now there’s no hair there!”

 

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