27th Oct, 2020

Rugby woman will "brave the shave" for charity

Rugby Editorial 22nd Jun, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

AN INFANT who beat cancer has inspired a Rugby shop manager to go bald to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Samantha Allen will ‘brave the shave’ to show support for cancer sufferers in Rugby and raise much-needed funds for the charity.

Staff from Essensuals Salon on Church Street will shave off Samantha’s hair, which she will then donate to the Little Princess Trust – a charity that provides hairpieces for children who lose their hair due to cancer treatment.

She said: “I’m doing this to raise money for an amazing charity, for people I know who have suffered at the hands of cancer and for a future without cancer.”

She added her main inspiration was a boy who lives next door to her who was diagnosed with a germ cell tumor a month after his second birthday.

She said: “He was given six courses of intense chemotherapy over a six month period. Thankfully, he was given the all-clear at the beginning of the year.

“I’m doing this because I can – because others don’t have the choice of whether or not they keep their hair.”

Samantha has already raised £285 but needs more support in order to reach her target.

Visit https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/samantha-allen to donate.

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