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A brave grandmother has shaved off her hair to raise money for charity.

Sue Kendall answered a rallying call from Macmillan Cancer Support to take part in their ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign.

The grandmother-of-two, from Accrington, was watched on by friends and family at James Hairshop on Warner Street as her locks were shaved off.

Sue, 53, who works at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, said: “My brother died of cancer and I have done things over the years like the Great North Run and other events like that.

“The Trust contacted me about Brave the Shave and I thought it was a really good way of raising money.

"All of my fantastic friends and family have been behind me. I set a target of raising £500 but I have got more than that now.

“I have been coming to this hairdressers for years and when I asked them if I could do it here they said it was no problem at all.

“I was feeling really nervous before but I’ve had a great reaction and I’m sure I’ll get the same when I go back to work.”

Sue’s mum Jean Ward, from Accrington, said: “It is a very brave thing to do and we are so proud of her.”

For more information visit www.bravetheshave.org.uk .