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Carer's haircut is icing on the cake for Macmillan

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A care worker at Mountfitchet House in Stansted went beyond cake baking for Macmillan Cancer Support and had her hair cut off instead.

Watched by staff and residents of the Coltsfield care home, Klare McGinley's lengthy locks were snipped. They will be sent to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children suffering hair loss.

Klare said: “I'd been thinking about shaving my head for Macmillan for a long time, and this year I finally plucked up the courage to go through with it. The charity has changed so many people’s lives and it feels fantastic to be able to give something back."

Suzanne Walling cuts Klare McGinley's hair. (18082585)
Suzanne Walling cuts Klare McGinley's hair. (18082585)

The event was part of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser on Friday September 27. Villagers were invited to enjoy tea, coffee and cakes. So far, around £800 has been raised.

Mountfitchet House manager Allison Squires said: "The event was a huge success and the community in Stansted came out in full force to support Klare’s head shave.

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