A TULLIBODY woman had her head shaved last week to raise money for a cancer charity in memory of her late mum.

Carol Anne Kane was at the Tron Court last Friday, July 23, to have her head shaved by Colleen Hislop of Goodfellas Barbers in memory of her mum Carol.

She has raised almost £350 for Macmillan nurses and will personally make up the difference to reach £350.

She said: "I lost my mum to cancer 20 years ago and I've had other members of the family to cancer. My father-in-law had cancer too.

"My mum lost her voice box, my first husband's mother also died of cancer. It's all close to my heart."

Carol Anne hasn't done any fundraising in the past but her husband does and, after seeing the Brave the Shave adverts on television, she decided now was as good a time as any to go for it.

"I was thinking about doing it for a while," she said. "And I seen it advertised on the television this year and thought I'd go for it."

Carol Anne's mum didn't have help from the Macmillan nurses but she knows plenty of people who have, including a close personal friend who died last year, and said the nurses were "brilliant" helping him.

She continued: "I just said to the lassie, 'Put the clippers on and go, don't hesitate'."

Colleen then decided to shave Carol Anne's head right down the middle so there was definitely no turning back.

"I was a wee bit nervous," she continued. "I was alright until I heard the razor but I did it."

Macmillan nurses are specialist cancer nurses with experience and qualifications in cancer care.

They help people understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options and support them through your cancer experience.

Whether it's creating new services, adapting old ones or speaking up on people's behalf, Macmillan are working tirelessly to make sure people living with cancer get the vital support they need.

With 98 per cent of its work funded by donations, and a huge drop in income because of the pandemic, support is needed now more than ever.

Visit macmillan.org.uk/donate/how-to-donate to support their work.