Breast cancer sufferer adds to £15,000 total for Stevenage charity hit by burglary

Cardies owner Jo Sorrell and her dog jack present a cheque to Lucy Macnab for Jo Gates and cancer ha

Cardies owner Jo Sorrell and her dog jack present a cheque to Lucy Macnab for Jo Gates and cancer hair care from money raised through selling knitted bands in the shop - Credit: Archant

Support for a charity hit by thieves is still going strong, with further fundraising efforts resulting in a £400 cheque presentation.

Cancer Hair Care – which includes the Caring Hair Studio – in Stevenage’s Middle Row was broken into in February and crooks made off with £5,000 worth of stock and equipment.

Since then, more than £15,000 has been raised for the charity, which provides hair treatments and wigs for cancer sufferers.

Lucy Macnab – who is having chemotherapy for breast cancer – has been selling knitted hair bands in Cardies on Stevenage’s High Street and Jo Gates Hair Salon in Middle Row, and has now presented a £400 cheque to the charity.

Lucy, of Bude Crescent in the town, said: “They do fantastic work. They offer brilliant support and talk you through everything, and it’s all free.


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“I’m so grateful for the help they have given me.”

The hair bands are still on sale in Cardies, priced £3.99.

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