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Dereham mum to brave the shave to fundraise for Macmillan cancer

PUBLISHED: 11:32 29 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:54 29 August 2017

Amy and her friend. Photo: Amy Thomas

Amy and her friend. Photo: Amy Thomas

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A Dereham woman will shave her head to raise money for Macmillan cancer.

Amy Thomas, with her husband and children. Photo: Amy ThomasAmy Thomas, with her husband and children. Photo: Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas, who will be 31 when she shaves her head on September 3, made the decision in support of her mum, Penny Egmore, and best friend, Lucy Page who both survived breast cancer.

She said: “I’m doing it for my mum and best friend. They’ve both had breast cancer and thankfully have both recovered”.

Sadly, Amy also lost her grandad to lung cancer in 2007, and had a cousin suffer from the same illness.

She described her hair as “very thick and curly”, and added that everyone was being very supportive, especially her husband.

Amy with her mum and friend Lucy. Photo: Amy ThomasAmy with her mum and friend Lucy. Photo: Amy Thomas

She added: “my two young daughters, age three and five, will find it weird having a mummy with no hair, but they’ll soon adjust.

“I wanted to do something big and something that would raise good money.

Amy has raised almost £300, and will be taking donations until the day itself.

You can donate to her cause here, and follow her progress on her Facebook page.

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