SWINDON police officer Emma Brown had a helping hand from her two Sergeants during her head shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday.

Emma, 39, from Marlborough, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January and vowed to shave her head to show solidarity to other cancer sufferers.

The response officer, who is based in Swindon, held the event at Goldsworthy’s hair salon in Marlborough. She was joined by Sergeant Alex Spargo and Sergeant Nigel Kinderman, her parents Steve and Jennie, her partner Justin Kimber, her in-laws, and past colleagues from Marlborough, Devizes and Pewsey.

She said: “I was quite excited because I knew I had people turning up to support me. The money that was raised up to that point made everything worth it.

“It has taken a bit of getting used to but I really like it. It is striking to see a female with such short hair. It gets people talking and that will highlight it to other people. It is not just the charity that benefits, it is raising awareness and that makes my journey worthwhile.”

Emma has raised £3,000 in just over one month. To donate visit www.justgiving.com/ PCEmmaBrown.