It was a case of hair today gone tomorrow for caring Ingrow mum Sarah Ingham at the weekend 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 on Saturday.
“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.
Callum’s mum, Kim Ager, said it was a fantastic day.
“On top of Sarah’s head shave we raised about another £200, which is great,” she said.
“People were so generous. They were putting money in collection buckets, and even folk just passing by the pub were stopping to call in and make a donation. We’re so grateful.”
Other events in the pipeline include another fun day at Easter, when Sarah’s 14-year-old daughter, Katie – a pupil at Oakbank School in Keighley – plans to have her hair dyed for the cause.
Little Callum, eight, of Parkwood Rise in 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-a-million pounds needed, and following initial publicity in the Keighley News, money is starting to flood in to Callum’s Just Giving website.
Donations, goodwill messages and offers of support have also continued to come in. People can donate to Callum’s appeal at justgiving.com/CallumIngham-Appeal or by texting CALL77 and the amount – between £1 and £10 – to 70070. And call 01535 606611 (option three) with fundraising details.