Mum's charity hair shave pledge

A MUM-of-two is set to have a radical new look — but it is all for a good cause.

Claire Drury (34), of Far Lane, East Dene, is having her long blonde locks shaved off on Wednesday (30) as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave initiative.

She says that losing her hair will be “traumatic” but believes it will be worth it.

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Claire took the decision to take part in support of family and friends who have been victims of cancer.

Mrs Drury said: “The shaved head is quite a symbol of cancer.

“This is to raise money and awareness.

“Two of my friends at the moment are battling breast cancer. My mother-in-law has beaten cancer twice. Her sister in law has beaten breast cancer. My husband’s family has a long history of pancreatic cancer.

“Through it all Macmillan are there and offer such support and it’s just a way of saying thank you.”

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Claire said that her husband, Richard, is supporting her all the way but she believes her young sons — Oliver (3) and 16-month-old Benjamin — will be “terrified” by her new look.

She will have her head shaved at 2pm in the New Look hair and beauty salon on Middle Lane, Clifton, with the hair being donated to the Little Princess Trust which provides wigs and hairpieces for children who have lost their hair.

People can donate to Mrs Drury at or give to Macmillan Cancer Support directly.