Supermarket star shaves head in aid of cancer care

Supermarket star shaves head in aid of cancer care

SUPERMARKET employee Tracey Lawrence shaved her hair off last Saturday to make a wig for a cancer patient.

And Tracey, a till worker at Asda in Dewsbury, raised at least £2,000 in the process for the store’s own Tickled Pink cancer charity.

Staff from VIPz Hair and Beauty did the honours and also gave Tracey some free beauty treatments.

Tracey’s hair will be turned into a wig by Cancer Research UK and given to a patient who needs one.

She said: “Hopefully it’ll mean someone will be able to go out and enjoy as normal a life as possible.

“There can be a social stigma for cancer patients when they lose their hair that makes them feel embarrassed.”

Her motivation came from meeting a customer at Asda with prostate cancer, having already decided to organise a fundraiser.

He told Tracey what patients sometimes need is practical help with the effects of their treatment.

Hair loss was one area mentioned and Tracey decided to add making a wig to the event she had already planned.

She added: “The support I’ve had from colleagues and customers has been amazing. I can’t thank them enough.”

The Railway Street West store’s manager Tom Lax said: “We’re so proud of Tracey. She is one amazing lady.

“Not many people would do what she has for charity. I’d also like to thank all our generous customers and colleagues for their donations.”

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