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Daring Castleford teen to lose long locks for Cancer Research.

Masisie Brook is having her head shaved in August to raise money for Cancer Research. (P523A425)

Masisie Brook is having her head shaved in August to raise money for Cancer Research. (P523A425)

Daring teenager Maisie Brook will be the talk of her school for all the right reasons when she has her hair shaved off for charity.

The 14-year-old, from Broadmead in Castleford, will be losing her long blonde locks to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Maisie decided to raise as much money as she could for the charity in memory of her grandfather, Mervyn Cawthra, who died of a rare form of cancer in 2006.

The Castleford Academy student is also organising a raffle and has been selling tickets to friends, family and fellow students so she can raise even more cash.

Maisie approached businesses around Castleford town centre asking them to donate prizes for her raffle.

The hair-raising event will take place on Monday, August 18.

Maisie said: “I am quite nervous about having my hair cut but everyone at school has been really good about it. The academy is behind me.

“I have been collecting raffle prizes from businesses around town and I am selling tickets beforehand to raise more money.

“I wanted to do something for Cancer Research because of what happened to my grandad and I decided on a head shave because it is something a bit different to what people usually do to raise money for charity.”

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity.

It receives no government funding and relies on fundraisers like Maisie.

Visit www.cancerresearchuk.org for more information.

 

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