Ka­te­rina braves the close shave for cause

Halifax Courier - - Business - By Felic­ity Macna­mara

A woman ‘braved the shave’ for a good cause when she let her hair­dresser loose with a ra­zor all in the name of a good cause. Ka­te­rina Fisher, 45, had her hair com­pletely shaved off at Bilouair hair­dressers, Greet­land, to raise money for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.

It’s a char­ity close to Ka­te­rina’s heart and she has raised a fan­tas­tic £600 in do­na­tions.

“Macmil­lan nurses are such a great help to so many peo­ple that I wanted to do some­thing to help fund the work they do,” Ka­te­rina, who lives in West Vale, said.

“They have helped fam­ily mem­bers and they were lined up to help my dad Ge­of­frey, but un­for­tu­nately he never made it home.

“I used to go on a lot of long walks, but I’ve been hav­ing trou­ble with my knees so I thought ‘what can be my next chal­lenge?’

“It felt weird when I was get­ting it done and tick­led, but I’m re­ally glad I did it.

“I don’t think my hus­band thought I was go­ing to go through with it, but he lent the haidresser his ra­zor so I could get it done.

“It was lovely when I walked into the pub af­ter­wards and ev­ery­one clapped me.”

Ka­te­rina un­der­took the chal­lenge as part of the char­ity’s ‘Brave the Shave’ month, which has run through­out Au­gust. Its aim is to en­cour­age peo­ple to stand along­side men and women bat­tling can­cer.

Macmil­lan of­fers sup­port to all those af­fected by can­cer - not just pa­tients, but car­ers, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties.

There’s still time to do­nate to Ka­te­rina’s fund, visit www. bravethe­shave.org.uk/shavers/ka­te­rina-fisher

Ka­te­rina be­fore (above left) and and mid-cut

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