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Headshave for Droitwich mum raises almost £3,000

Droitwich Editorial 11th Apr, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

THE CHARITY headshave that took place at Droitwich’s Doverdale Arms and other donations have raised almost £3,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

The Standard reported the amazing story last week of how Alena Murphy was losing her locks for the cause in support of her mum Noreen Trow who had gone through chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lymphoma in September.

It was originally thought the disease was terminal but an assessment last week with the consultant revealed Noreen was in remission.

As well as Alena, two brave 11-year-olds from Witton Middle School – Amber Griffin and Megan Davies – had their hair cut so it could be donated to the Little Princess Trust which provides wigs for young cancer patients who have lost their locks through treatment. They also raised almost £1,000 for the Little Princess Trust.

As part of ‘The Final Cut’ on Saturday, there was also a funday at the pub, featuring a bouncy castle, face-painting, a barbecue, car wash, competitions, raffle and more.

More than 200 adults went along to the event, along with 60 children.

Alena told The Standard: “I’m overwhelmed – I can’t believe we raised more than £3,000.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported these amazing events.”

Those still wanting to donate or find out more can do so by visiting www.facebook.com and searching for ‘Cancer Charities Fundraising Event’.

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