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Swindon girl has head shaved after nan fights off cancer
1:00pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Courtnie Drewett ready for her locks to be chopped
FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Courtnie Drewett took the bold step of having her head shaved in support of a cancer charity after her nan fought off the disease.
The Dorcan Academy pupil visited Celly’s hair salon in the town centre to lose her long locks of hair and went for the Annie Lennox look after her nan Maureen Cherry, 67, overcame breast cancer.
While there were a few tears as the stylist started to chop away, Courtnie said she was happy with the end result and managed to raise more than £150 for Breast Cancer Care in the process.
She said: “My nan had breast cancer and I wanted to do something for charity because of that. She couldn’t be there but I sent her a picture and she said she liked it and she was proud of me.
“It was quite stressful and emotional but it was the right thing to do and I’m glad I did it. My friends all thought it was a shock but they like it too now.”
Her mum Claire Eddolls, a mother-of-six, said: “I’m so proud of her. She just text me out of the blue one day asking me if she could do it and I was a bit unsure but then I thought ‘why not?’ “Not many 15-year-old girls would want to get their heads shaved for charity, especially when they are about to go back to school and see all their friends.
“She was really nervous and there were a few tears. It was a surprise that the Adver were coming so I think she got a bit more nervous.
“She’s always had long hair and now it is quite short but she’s happy with it.
“I think it looks good.”
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