Fifteen-year-old Bury St Edmunds girl raises cash for cancer charity through head shave

Zoe Porter is having her head shaved for a cancer charity.  FL; Zoe Potter has her head shaved by Garry Merchant from Station Hill Barbers.
Zoe Porter is having her head shaved for a cancer charity. FL; Zoe Potter has her head shaved by Garry Merchant from Station Hill Barbers.
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Fifteen-year-old Zoe Porter braved the clippers to have her hair shaved off for a cancer charity.

Zoe, a pupil at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds decided to raise the money for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Children with Cancer charity.

Zoe Porter is having her head shaved for a cancer charity.''FL; Zoe Potter has her head shaved by Garry

Zoe Porter is having her head shaved for a cancer charity.''FL; Zoe Potter has her head shaved by Garry

“One of my friend’s mum died from cancer as did one of my mum’s friends,” she said.

She said friends had talked about shaving their head for charity before without following up on it – but she took the plunge on Thursday, having her head shaved by Garry Merchant from The Barber Shop on Station Hill.

So far she has raised £360 although the money is still coming in.

“I was a bit nervous. I thought people would think I look a bit weird.

“But its great, My friends say it suits me because I have a nice face, and it keeps my hair out of the wind.”

Sadly her dog Simba had to be put down the same evening, having also suffered from cancer.

Now Zoe has the fund-raising bug and plans to take part in other cancer charity events including the Girl’s Night Out walk around Bury, and the Race for Life at Nowton Park next year.