Faye, 30, shaves head for charity after being inspired by mum’s battle with cancer

Faye Thompson has hailed her family’s Brave the Shave as ‘amazing’ after exceeding expectations and

Faye Thompson has hailed her family’s Brave the Shave as ‘amazing’ after exceeding expectations and raising £1700 for charity. - Credit: Archant

A woman’s charity head shave became a real family affair when she was joined by her dad, husband and father-in-law.

Faye Thompson has hailed her family’s Brave the Shave as ‘amazing’ after exceeding expectations and

Faye Thompson has hailed her family’s Brave the Shave as ‘amazing’ after exceeding expectations and raising £1700 for charity. - Credit: Archant

Faye Thompson, 30, a housing officer for the district council in Sidmouth, was inspired to lose her locks by her mum’s battle with cancer.

Faye, 30, of Raleigh Road, Ottery St Mary, raised £1,700 for Macmillan’s Brave the Shave campaign – three times her original target.

She had her hair cut off alongside her father, Michael Wolfenbale, 62. Her husband, Russell Thompson, 37, and brother-in-law Kirk Broderick, 32, also braved the shave.

Faye’s mother, Gillian Wolfenbale, 55, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2015. Gillian is now in remission.


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Faye said: “I think we did amazing. I am totally pleased with the amount raised.

“I had mine done first, then my dad had his done and, as it happened, my brother-in-law and husband got carried away and shaved their hair. It was a really good event.”

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