Four Bournemouth mums who shaved their heads after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer have smashed their fundraising target and raised thousands for Bournemouth Hospital Charity.
Hayley Robinson was diagnosed with cancer a mere six months after she lost her husband Scott Robinson, 41, to lung cancer. After being told she would be likely to lose her hair during chemotherapy treatment, Hayley decided to proactively shave her head and three of her long term friends decided to join her in solidarity.
Simone Penfold, Rosy Taylor and Emma Piper have been friends with Hayley for 12 years. They all have children of similar ages to Hayley’s son Samuel (6), and daughter Maisie (4) and didn’t want Hayley to go through losing her hair alone.
They joined her when she went to the Studio 56 in Christchurch in February and all had their heads shaved. They aimed to raise £4,000 for Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s Jigsaw Building and Cancer Research but have far exceeded this target by raising an astonishing £7,000.
Rosy Taylor, said: “Not having much hair felt a bit strange to start with but we soon got used to it, especially as we kept seeing each other with the same hair do.
“We were shocked with the amount of money that shaving our heads has raised but are thrilled that something positive can come out of such a horrible situation. Thank you to everyone for all their support.”
To support Hayley, please visit www.justgiving.com/Wonderbra-Support-Group.