Grandma's close shave for charity


It might have been April Fools' Day but a grandma from Wilmslow was certainly not playing a practical joke when she had her head shaved for charity.

Diana Jennings, 50, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2015 and is recovering well, had her hair shaved off at The Railway pub in Handforth on Friday, 1st April, raising over £1000 for two charities.

Diana explained "I have had a mastectomy and am now having chemo and will have radiotherapy as well. I have been using the cold caps which help prevent hair loss and it worked for about 7 weeks but then my hair started falling out and I couldn't bear this, so I decided some good must come from this.

"So I approached The Railway pub in Handforth and asked if they would let me hold a head shave there and they willingly agreed."

Diana also held a raffle and auction and so far she has raised £1155. She is fundraising for the Macmillian Resource Centre at Macclesfield Hospital where she is having her treatment and the Children's Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) which her friend Danielle Jones tirelessly fundraises for in memory of her daughter Hannah Thomas-Jones, who tragically died from carbon monoxide poisoning whilst camping with her family in May 2012.

Diana added "I am determined to continue fundraising to help these two charities."

Should you wish to support Diana's fundraising efforts you can make a donation via her Just Giving page

CAFT, Macmillan Resource Centre