Daring to bare her head for cancer charity

Before: Samantha Gough prior to having her head shaved in aid of Cancer Research UK
Before: Samantha Gough prior to having her head shaved in aid of Cancer Research UK
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A DARING fund-raiser has said goodbye to her locks in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Samantha Gough had her brunette hair shorn off to raise money for the charity in memory of her grandparents, who both lost their lives to the disease.

The 26-year-old, of Boothtown, Halifax, said: “I’m just happy to make any sort of difference and if a bit of hair coming off my head is the way to do it then so be it.

“The experience was different to say the least! The first thing I said after going outside was ‘Wow, my head’s cold’ – but I know I’ve made a difference so that’s all that counts.”

Samantha’s grandfather Mark Jarvis died from esophageal cancer in 2001 and his wife Margaret died of lung cancer last October on Samantha’s birthday.

“Between myself and my mum we had looked after her on a daily basis for around a year and half before she passed away,” said Samantha.

“Seeing cancer take over someone you love isn’t easy, but she was adamant she didn’t want to be in a care home and I felt it was down to us to make that happen.”

Samantha added: “I’d like to thank everyone who has sponsored me or donated to the cause and a huge thanks to the girls at Hair Rehab for making it possible.”

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/SamanthaGough291010