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Woman Set For Cancer Awareness Head Shave

Wednesday August 28 2013


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A BARNSLEY lass is shaving her 18-inch long hair to raise money for a local cancer charity after her uncle was diagnosed with the disease.

Samantha Jepson, 25, from Hoyland, will be losing her locks at Hoyland Belmont Club on October 26.

All the money will go to Little Foxes, a charity that helps people in Barnsley affected by cancer.

Samantha's mum, Alison Jepson, 46, of Greenfield Road, Hoyland, said: "Samantha decided to go ahead with the head shave after we found out that my brother had got throat cancer.

"We've not got a set target that we're hoping to achieve, we just want to raise as much as possible. One guy has even offered to have his legs waxed on the day, too.

"It's not a huge day, it's just to hopefully raise awareness."

Samantha said: "My uncle, John Beard, was diagnosed with the disease and we've had bad luck for the last 12 months so I want to do something for the charity.

"My hair's 18 inches long so it'll take some getting used to!"

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Reply Posted by Ackerman on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 16:23
Good on ya girl!!

Reply Posted by alison jepson on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 16:48
im so so proud of my daughter doing this charity event its going to be a fun day we have a boucy castle face painter and entertainment also the club is putting some food on for the ppl whom turn up we also have a cake stall tombola guess the teddies name n much much more hopefully we can get a celeb to start the shave off if theirs anyone out their that would like to donate anything at all for raffle prizes tombola or even sponsor my daughter plz feel free to ask me anything else the event is 12pm till 4pm at hoyland belmont club on west st hoyland please come and join us will be a fun day

Reply Posted by Melanie on Thursday August 29 2013 at 06:12
Good luck to you, hope you raise loads

Reply Posted by alison on Thursday August 29 2013 at 12:28
Thanks melanie but come on you barnsley people its all for a good cause & stopping in our own area to help children with cancer & their families. we are looking for small donations for tombola prizes also raffle prizes so please dig deep & help a fantastic charity thanks sam,s mum

Reply Posted by Shelley on Saturday August 31 2013 at 15:39
good on ya lass. be proud of what your doin luv xx

Reply Posted by alison on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 12:38
thanks shelley im well proud of what my daughters doing infact proud isnt enough praise for her has she loves her hair & and its down the middle of her back roughly 18"s long we are looking for donations if anyone out their would like to donate anything towards the fun day plz drop me a message & we will come & collect your donation thank you all xx

Reply Posted by alison on Wednesday September 11 2013 at 10:25
Hi barnsley people please HELP we are looking for our people of barnsley to help our local charity little fox`s cancer trust for children we are looking for small gifts for childrens lucky dips & tombola`s plz try and help us support our local charity