A mother and daughter team proved they are a cut above when they had their heads shaved for East Lancashire Hospice.
Jane Tweddle (44), from Clayton-le-Moors, and mum Linda Crowther (63), from Clitheroe, braved the razor in memory of Linda’s husband Stuart Crowther, who died in the hospice earlier this year.
The pair were cheered on by family and friends – raising over £1,000 towards the cause on the day itself.
They were joined in the hairdresser’s chair by Jane’s colleague, June Robinson, and her son Charlie Robinson, and Mark Woodruff, a friend and colleague of Stuart’s, also from Clayton-le-Moors.
Stuart (66), was diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of 2017 and, following surgery, underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He was later diagnosed with secondary cancer and taken into hospital again in January 2018. He spent a week in the hospice before he died and Jane said the care her stepfather was given was invaluable.
“He went to the hospice for the last week of his life and it made a huge difference,” she said. “ Jane has fundraised for the hospice before through her workplace, the Co-op in Clayton-le-Moors, and said the idea of having her head shaved just came to her one day.
She has smashed her £2,000 target, which includes £118 from donations instead of flowers at Stuart’s funeral. The grandmother-of-one is also receiving support from daughter Kealey Exell (23), and her ten-year-old son, Korbyn Aspin.
Jane said: “It was fantastic. I had a good turnout on the day and raised over £1,000 on the day and over £2,000 in total. It feels fantastic – I feel liberated with my new skin head.”
Jane’s nieces Aimee and Hannah are also raising funds for the hospice.
Aimee recently took part in a 3-legged pub crawl and Hannah will be jumping from a plane for a sponsored sky dive in August. To sponsor Jane, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jane-tweddle