Kind Caroline gets the chop in honour of sister Leanne

Caroline Millen has her head shaved by Owen Winfield from 63 Gents Hairdressers
Caroline Millen has her head shaved by Owen Winfield from 63 Gents Hairdressers

Kind-hearted Caroline Millen has braved the shave in a bid to pledge her support to sister Leanne who is battling cancer.

The 42-year-old faced the chop last week to raise charity cash and as a tribute to Leanne Freeman, who was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer just before Christmas.

Caroline Millen with her sister Leanne Freeman

Caroline Millen with her sister Leanne Freeman

Caroline said: “You always think it will never happen to you or your family. So many people affected by this terrible disease. “As a woman I think hair is a big part of how we look, and how womanly we can feel.

“Often is you’re having a good hair day you feel a bit better, or have a spring in your step, and it doesn’t sound like a big deal but it can upset people. I wanted to show her that I am with her every step of the way.”

The shave took place at Caroline’s workplace – Morrisons supermarket on Nottingham Road. £911 has been raised so far, which smashed the original £500 target. The proceeds are set to be split equally and donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and to a fund set up to help pay for Leanne’s two young children to go into nursery during her upcoming chemotherapy sessions. To donate: https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/caroline-millen.