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

PUBLISHED: 11:40 23 March 2017

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

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

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

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.

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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