AN ALLOA mother and cancer patient braved the shave to raise funds for research and help women who may find themselves in a similar situation in the future.

Donna Freck, 32, held her event last Friday, March 10, at The Ochil View, formerly Fishcross Club, and managed to attract around 70 people.

With money still to be collected and change counted, she has raised at least £470 for Macmillan. Donna was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year, but she considered herself lucky – it was discovered at an early stage when she was 20 weeks pregnant.

The mass has since been removed and she is currently undergoing chemotherapy to destroy any remaining cancerous cells.

The event went down a treat – there was face painting, a raffle, live music from local band Alpine Road and the main attraction, Donna’s shave.

She wanted to say a thanks to friend Charlene Alexander who helped organise the event and kept the crowd busy with speeches and updates throughout the night.

Donna also wanted to show her appreciation to pal Lianne Archibald who took the responsibility of shaving her head.

As to how it felt to go through with the shave, she said: “It was actually alright, I wasn’t upset or anything.

“Everybody else was crying, but I feel fine – haven’t even worn my wig yet, I’ve been kicking about with my head shaved.”

She also wanted to thank Alpine Road for the songs and entertainment as well as all who attended and gave some money towards research.