A nurse who cares for hospice patients in their own homes has had a close shave to raise money for the service.
Heather Magill, 54, of Raine Avenue, Haverhill works for the service run by Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, which extends to patients around the area.
She had her hair chopped at the D:Fine salon in Haverhill High Street where Tara Knight did the honours, watched by a small crowd.
Heather said: “My inspiration to have my head shaved is Jessie J, who did this for charity some years ago.
“It costs the Arthur Rank charity £250 for us to cover a nine hour shift. I am very proud of the work we do, it’s the best job in the world. We often nurse patients who have chemotherapy and have suffered hair loss and I wanted to see how it felt.”
Heather confessed she felt a bit nervous before venturing outside for the first time after the head shave.
She also wanted to mark the memory of her son in law’s mother, Patricia Hall of Sawston and held a Motown disco fundraiser in the White Lion pub on Saturday. She has raised more than £1,000 so far.
Go to www.justgiving.com/heather-magill to donate