A teenager who is having to watch her mother battle cancer, having already lost a friend to the disease this year, has shaved part of her head to raise funds for research.
Abii McKenna, 17, of Thurston, raised £230 for Cancer Research UK by cutting her long locks on Friday.
Her mother, Amanda, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, said: “I was nervous for her but amazed that she would do something like that.
“I feel proud of her for doing it. I think what she did was absolutely amazing.”
Sandra Feakes was responsible for shaving Abii’s head which she did in the Hair Studio in Thurston.
Anyone wanting to donate can do so at www.justgiving.com/Abii-McKenna