SWINDON response officer Emma Brown, who is battling ovarian cancer, has set a date for her head shave to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Emma, 39, from Marlborough, will be joined by friends, family and her sergeant, Alex Spargo, at 11am on February 28 at Goldsworthy’s hair salon in Hughenden Yard, Marlborough.

The officer, who is based at Gablecross, was diagnosed in January and despite being told that her treatment will not cause hair loss, she decided to shave her head to show solidarity to other sufferers.

She said: “My colleagues have been a fantastic support network. I cannot thank them enough.”

She has raised £1,500 to date and welcomes donations on the day or via www.justgiving.com/PCEmmaBrown