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Rutland women lose ponytails to help Macmillan Cancer Support

Lucy Gandy, Sarah Duffy and Debbie Wilson will donate their hair for wigs for children with cancer and raise money for Macmillan. EMN-141108-173952001

Lucy Gandy, Sarah Duffy and Debbie Wilson will donate their hair for wigs for children with cancer and raise money for Macmillan. EMN-141108-173952001

When three friends chop off their pony tails they will not only be raising funds for a charity but also helping children with cancer.

Lucy Gandy, Sara Duffy and Debbie Wilson who have all been “affected by cancer in some way” wanted to do their bit for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lucy, 31, of Geoff Sewell Close, in North Luffenham said: “In each instance Macmillan Cancer Support was of great help.

“So we decided we would do something to raise money for the charity. We decided we would cut our pony tails off.”

The three friends agreed also to donate their hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real-hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

Sara Duffy, landlady of the Boot and Shoe pub, in South Luffenham, Debbie, of Barrowden, and Lucy will take the plunge and cut off their 10in, 9in and 12in long pony tails on Thursday, September 7.

The day after Lucy marries Alex Crowden-Naylor, also of North Luffenham.

Lucy said: “It’s taken me a long time to grow my hair, which was shoulder length before. I grew the extra bit for my wedding and Alex likes it. But he’s OK with me cutting it off because he says ‘it is for 
a good cause’.”

The trio have set themselves a target of raising £1,000 and are well on their way with £300 already in the kitty.

To sponsor the friends call into the Boot and Shoe pub or ring 01780 720177.

 

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