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Caring aunt loses her locks to help brave Keighley cancer boy
It was a case of hair today gone tomorrow for caring Ingrow mum Sarah Ingham yesterday when she baldly ventured into new territory.
She lost her locks to raise money for her young nephew Callum Ingham, who is battling against an aggressive form of childhood cancer.
Sarah, 38, had her head shaved during a fun day at the Cavendish Hotel in Keighley.
“It feels a bit strange and a bit cold now – I keep rubbing my head!” she said.
“But it was a really good day and well worthwhile. The head shave alone raised about £200.”
Other attractions at the event included raffles, face painting, karaoke, cake and bun sales and pie and peas.
Little Callum, eight, of Parkwood Rise, Keighley, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma last summer.
He has undergone surgery, chemotherapy and recently an intensive three-week course of radiotherapy.
But should the battle be unsuccessful – and there is an 80 per cent chance of relapse – the family will have to look abroad, to America or Germany, for life-saving treatments not available here on the NHS.
An appeal has been launched to raise the half million pounds needed.
The amount on Callum’s Just Giving website has now exceeded £970.
People can donate to Callum’s appeal at justgiving.com/CallumInghamAppeal or by texting CALL77 and the amount, between £1 and £10, to 70070.
* For a full report on the fun day, see Thursday's Keighley News