A Kent vet has shaved her head for charity, after raising more than £1,000 in sponsorship.

A Kent vet has shaved her head for charity, after raising more than £1,000 in sponsorship.

Allie after shaving off her hairAllie Woodward underwent the transformation on May 8, 2013, with help from her children aged four and five.

She got out the clippers after raising the cash for Cancer Research UK and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Explaining her choice of charities, Allie said: “I suspect everyone has known someone who has suffered from cancer. In the past couple of years two family members have had cancer and a couple of friends are suffering from it too.” 

She added: “Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that runs in our family and my husband is a carrier. I have two beautiful nieces, aged seven and five, with this condition and they have been supported by Cystic Fibrosis Ireland as they live in Dublin.”

Allie before Commenting on her alternative fund-raising choice, she told Vetsonline: “I have had long hair for years and I like it. Giving up my hair is a sacrifice that will last for some time and it is a statement that will permanently show how important these causes are to me and how I refuse to define beauty or character by physical appearance.

She added: “I am 40 this year and I think this is my midlife crisis.  I wanted to do something memorable and that helped other people, but I’ve run the London marathon twice and I don’t fancy jumping out of an aeroplane.”

Allie has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children that have undergone cancer treatment.

To find out more about the charities and Allie’s sponsored shave, visit her justgiving page or her mycharity page

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