Brave Rothwell pair have heads shaved for charity

A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in September has had her head shaved to raise money for a breast cancer charity.

Jamie Rowe, of Rothwell, and her mum Tess Burford had their heads shaved today, Saturday, November 30, to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and raise awareness of the disease.

Tess Burford and Jamie Rowe

Tess Burford and Jamie Rowe

Jamie said: “An old school friend got breast cancer about five years ago and she did it. When I found out that my treatment would cause me to lose my hair I thought ‘I’m not losing it, I’m going to shave it off and raise money for charity.’

“My mum decided to join in as well. She’s the brave one because she’s got a choice. Today is her 62nd birthday and she’s had her head shaved.

“I decided to raise money for Breast Cancer Care because they have a nationwide forum so if you want to talk to someone at three in the morning, which is when it hits you, you can.”

So far Jamie has raised £417 on Just Giving and hopes to raise more when the proceeds of today’s event, held in Rothwell Heritage centre, are counted.

Morrisons in Kettering provided free refreshments at the event. The store’s community champion, Jane Baldwin, said: “Jamie came to us and asked if we could help and we were happy to provide tea, coffee, juice and biscuits and asked people to give a small donation.

“It is all part of the store trying to reach out to the local community. We started the scheme in October and have already welcomed the Beavers into the store for a look round and to make cakes, and have donated raffle prizes and other things to various charities, churches and other good causes.”

To donate to Jamie’s headshave go to www.justgiving.com/jamie-rowe3. You can also donate by texting BCXX58 and then the amount to 70070.