Mum and daughter’s charity head shave

Willow and Natalie Rudkin
Willow and Natalie Rudkin

A mother and daughter team from Banbury are taking part in a sponsored head shave to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Natalie and Willow Rudkin will each take on the Brave the Shave charity challenge on August 22 from noon at Boots in Castle Quay shopping centre. They are both hoping their radical new look will inspire plenty of donations enabling them to reach their joint £550 target.

Mrs Rudkin, 36, works at a customer service assistant at the Boots store. She said she was determined to support Macmillan having lost a close family friend to cancer when she was just 12.

Her father Terry Gorton was also diagnosed with skin cancer three years later, and Mrs Rudkin’s mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.

Mrs Rudkin, of Park Road, said: “It is going to be quite a massive change as my hair is quite long at the moment and as the day gets closer I am getting a bit nervous.

“My daughter Willow is taking part mainly because of her nan, who lost her hair during her treatment. She said: ‘If my nan can bear losing her hair, so can I.’”

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the fundraiser can visit bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/natalie-rudkin/ or for Willow: /willow-rudkin. All donations will be matched by Boots.