Colne hairdresser shaves off her hair to help cancer girl

First published in Foulridge Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

A HAIRDRESSER had her flowing locks shaved off to raise funds for a Nelson girl suffering from a rare form of cancer.

Jenni-Rae Hollins, 22, made her bald move at Nelson and Colne College and raised more than £500.

She decided to go ahead and lose her hair, which she described as her ‘everything’, in an act of solidarity with five-year-old Shaylee Houghton.

Shaylee, of Thursby Road, Nelson, is undergoing gruelling radiotherapy and chemotherapy as she battles a brain tumour, known as grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme.

She is travelling to Manchester Children’s Hospital five days a week to undergo the treatment, which is likely to cause her to lose her hair.

Doctors have told the family there is only a 10 per cent chance the treatment will control the tumour.

Jenni-Rae said: “I just wanted to help raise a bit of money for Shaylee, it makes me feel good for doing something and contributing. I decided to shave my hair off because my hair was my everything, I loved it, but it seemed the right thing to do.”

Jenni-Rae studied hairdressing at Nelson and Colne College and is now a mobile hairdresser. The college also raised £57 by displaying a fundraising bucket at reception.

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The Shaylee Houghton Fundraising Group has been set up to try and raise money to send Shaylee on days out and activities while she undergoes the treatment.

A car boot sale will also raise funds for the group on Sunday at Hodge House community centre from 9am.

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11:33pm Sat 24 Sep 11

sackthegov says...

well done Jenni-Rae - a selfless act for a very good cause
well done Jenni-Rae - a selfless act for a very good cause sackthegov
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