Wisbech teen Megan to brave the shave with gran Barbara in aid of Macmillan
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A 17-year old girl from Wisbech will brave the shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support alongside her grandma who is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Megan Locks, who works at Country Kennels in Outwell, will lose her long locks with her grandma Barbara Lawrence on June 26.
The teenager, who has raised £340 so far, said: “My gran has recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and has just started undergoing chemotherapy.
“The hospital said in about three or four week’s time her hair will start falling out, but she’s been so positive about it.
“Her reaction when she told me was ‘think of all the money I’m going to save on shampoo’. It’s incredible, really.”
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Megan, who will go completely bald, said she has always thought about having her hair shaved off for the charity.
“I’ve always said it’s an amazing thing to do, but now it’s close to home – no-one should have to lose their hair.
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“I’m quite excited about it to be honest, but the closer it gets I do feel a bit nervous.
“We’ve done it so it’s around the time her hair will start falling out and Top to Toe hair salon in Wisbech have said they are happy to do it. They are going to sit us together and cut our hair together.”
In a post on her JustGiving page, Megan writes: “She is a positive energy and an inspiration to my family and all who know her.
“I know it’s not much, but shaving my head is something I am honoured and excited to do. Fighting cancer is hard enough and losing your hair shouldn’t be an upsetting memory to look back on. I can’t wait to do this for you gran, together, and with everyone else’s support, we will kick cancer’s arse.”
Jess Lawrence, Megan’s auntie, said for Megan to brave the shave is an example of “selfless bravery.”
Megan’s stepdad and brother also took part in the Sutton Beast 10k run recently, raising money for the same charity. Younger members of her family also took part in the mini run for children.
Visit https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/megan-locks/ to donate.