A Solihull learner braved the chop and had her long locks cut off to show support for a close friend who has just started chemotherapy.

Kathryn Sainsbury-Wilkes, who studies biology, mathematics and photography A-levels at The Sixth Form College, Solihull, took part in Macmillan’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign in August.

She did it to raise money for the cancer charity and her friend, 21-year-old Tanya Marie Henderson, who has lost her hair because of chemotherapy treatment.

Kathryn said: “I wanted to show her [Tanya] support and so decided to do so by shaving all of my hair off while raising money for a charity supporting people with cancer at the same time.”

The 17-year-old managed to raise more than £1,000 and has also donated all her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair while undergoing chemotherapy.

Visit bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/kathryn-sainsbury-wilkes/ to donate to Kathryn’s ‘Brave the Shave’ efforts.

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