Hitchin teenager honours grandmother and uncle with charity headshave

PUBLISHED: 09:57 06 May 2018

Hitchin Girl's School year 11 pupil Rebecca Turner with her sister Victoria Turner who shaved her head in front of her school to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hitchin Girl's School year 11 pupil Rebecca Turner with her sister Victoria Turner who shaved her head in front of her school to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A teenager from Hitchin has had her head shaved to raise money in memory of her grandmother and uncle.

Hitchin Girl's School year 11 pupil Rebecca Turner has her head shaved in front of her school to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust. Picture: DANNY LOOHitchin Girl's School year 11 pupil Rebecca Turner has her head shaved in front of her school to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust. Picture: DANNY LOO

Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Turner, who goes to Hitchin Girls’ School, had her head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her gran – who died in 2014 after a fight with breast cancer – and her uncle Pete, who died from leukaemia when he was just 15.

Rebecca braved the shave at her school on Monday at about lunchtime.

Hitchin Girl's School year 11 pupil Rebecca Turner has her head shaved in front of her school to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust. Picture: DANNY LOOHitchin Girl's School year 11 pupil Rebecca Turner has her head shaved in front of her school to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust. Picture: DANNY LOO

Her hair will go to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes and provides wigs to young people up to the age of 24 who have lost hair because of cancer or other diseases.

“Macmillan is such an amazing cause and all the money I have raised will benefit them hugely,” said Rebecca.

Hitchin Girl's School year 11 pupil Rebecca Turner has her head shaved in front of her school to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust. Picture: DANNY LOOHitchin Girl's School year 11 pupil Rebecca Turner has her head shaved in front of her school to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust. Picture: DANNY LOO

“So far I have raised over £1,500, but I will keep going to raise as much as I can.”

If you’d like to sponsor Rebecca, see bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/rebecca-turner.

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