Mercedes Fonfria, who has been a Parent Champion for 4 years, decided to lose her locks in honour of a friend who lost their battle with cancer earlier this year.
After completing the head shave, Mercedes hopes that people will be inspired by her story and help her raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan, which provides physical, emotional and financial support to individuals and families affected by cancer.
Mercedes said: “My shave is a very small contribution towards the care of those who suffer from cancer and their relatives.
“It is not just about raising money, but a loving gesture of solidarity with women who suffer the trauma of losing their hair through cancer treatment. Be a sport and please help me reach my target.”
Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “Mercedes’ choice to brave the shave, after losing a close friend, is a completely selfless act to show solidarity with people suffering from cancer and to raise money to help support those who need it most.
“Macmillan Cancer Support does a lot of fantastic work across the UK and I would encourage everybody to donate to Mercedes’ fundraiser.”
If you would like to donate to Mercedes’ fundraiser, please visit Macmillan Cancer Support to make a contribution. To find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support and the ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign, please visit Macmillan Cancer Support.
Parent Champions help support other parents with advice about childcare and free early education, inform parents of forthcoming events and support them to use local services. To find out more and learn how to become a Parent Champion, please visit Parent Champion Volunteers.