BRAVE Joanne Battersby lost her flowing blonde locks to raise charity cash in her husband’s memory.
The 50-year-old went for the big chop in support of Rotherham Hospital’s Ward A7, where her late husband Paul was treated as he battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma before his death in 2009.
Joanne, of Rawmarsh, said: “I have raised money for cancer research through race for life a few times but wanted to raise money for A7 on this occasion.
“My husband spent so much time there for treatment and the doctors and specialist nurses were fantastic.
“I wanted to give something back to the hospital and I know how important it is for people who are having to stay in hospital for weeks and months at a time to be kept occupied and active.
“I hope the money raised will make a difference to those patients.”
Joanne presented a cheque for the £1,605 she raised with her head shave — which took place at the Cutting Room in Parkgate in May — to staff at A7 last Monday.