Taking on a different kind of challenge - Jessie's story

Jessie’s mum was diagnosed with stage 4 uterine cancer just after her 49th Birthday. Jessie and her siblings decided to take on a different kind of challenge for Hospice UK after their mother died.

“As chemotherapy commenced for mum, so did the hair loss. It started with a few strands on the hairbrush but quickly ramped up until small bald patches showed and the first headscarf was donned. Mum had made us promise that we would tell her when it was time to shave her hair off.

"The time came and tears fell as the clippers buzzed into action but she still looked as beautiful as ever.

"Mum was referred to a Hospice just 3 days before she died but she received expert palliative care when she was at her most vulnerable - we all did.

"It made sense to shave our hair off to raise money for Hospice UK. Not just to show solidarity to our Mum and everyone else that has to say goodbye to their locks but to play a part in making sure that everyone with a life limiting illness has the chance to live their lives to the full!”



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