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Clacton: Woman's locks get the chop in support of cancer suffering friend
12:00pm Monday 9th December 2013 in News
A BRAVE woman had her hair chopped off in support of a friend who is fighting against cancer.
Jenny Metcalfe, 37, of St Osyth, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.
She had surgery to remove it and is now undergoing lengthy chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments – one bout of which caused her hair to fail out.
And pal Sally Capaldi decided to face the razor and volunteer for a sponsored head shave in a show of support.
She had her locks chopped off in front of a huge crowd at the Tesco store at Brook Retail Park in Clacton, where she works with Jenny.
Sally said: “It was brilliant. I was stunned by how many people came out to watch and support Jenny and me.
“People have been great and I have taken so many donations.
“It has been an amazing experience. I can only imagine how hard it has been for Jenny and this was one way that I could be there for her."
Sally raised more than £1,000 for cancer charities through the event.
She added: “It was quite emotional but I’m so happy to be able to do something to support my friend and raise some money and awareness of the disease.”