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Truro woman to shave her head for cancer charity

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

By Chris Matthews

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A TRURO woman is to shave her head to raise money and awareness for a cancer charity.

Natalie Myra Hore aims to raise £500 for the Institute of Cancer Research before shedding her locks on April 5.

She said: "Within the last two years, two friends of mine were diagnosed with cancer and, when walking into the leukaemia cancer ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital to visit them, I felt scared and helpless. I wanted to do something as hair loss is a very common side effect when undergoing chemotherapy and this can have a huge effect on self-confidence.

"People frequently comment on my hair as it's very long and in good condition, so I'm going to shave it off to raise as much money as I possibly can for the Institute of Cancer Research so let's hope I suit a shaved head."

Natalie has already raised £242 of her £500 target and donations can be made atwww.justgiving.com/nataliemyra.

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