A woman who has terminal lung cancer has shaved off her hair to raise as much money as possible for the charity who have supported her through her darkest hours.
Grandma Jeanette Tedder, 67, of Moorgate in Retford was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago – and it has since spread to her brain.
Throughout her illness she has been supported the Weston Park Cancer Charity in Sheffield.
“I wanted to pay something back as they have been so good to me,” she said.
“My prognosis was two years and that comes up next month and I’m still going strong.
“I want the positives to come out of it. When I see the adverts and read about it, it can be so depressing but it’s not like that at all at Weston Park – I’m really lucky that I’m in Retford and I can go there.”
She decided to have her hair shaved off for the cause, and rather than do it in a quiet salon, she braved the shave in front of a cheering audience on stage at the recent Clumber Inn charity fun day.
She said: “The commentator was cheering me along and when he had finished he said, ‘how does it feel’ and I responded, ‘it feels quite cool'”
“There were already lots of people there and I was on stage where the band was playing and people were saying well done Jeanette.”
Jeanette is slowly getting used to her new haircut and has since braved walking through town without her blonde wig.
She managed to raise an impressive £1,000 in sponsorship and a further £200 from buckets which were handed out on the day.