Hair we go again, and again, and again...

(Back l-r) Ellie Riley, 13, of Balby, John Morton, of Mexborough, Wayne Morton, of Balby, Steve Corton, of Woodlands, Teresa Terry, of Balby, Shelley Corton, of Woodlands, Jean Riley (front l), of Balby and Kirsty Reeves, (front r), of Hexthorpe, have all shaved their hair to raise money for cancer research after family member, Sue Morton, (front centre), of Bentley was diagnosed with cancer. Picture: Andrew Roe
(Back l-r) Ellie Riley, 13, of Balby, John Morton, of Mexborough, Wayne Morton, of Balby, Steve Corton, of Woodlands, Teresa Terry, of Balby, Shelley Corton, of Woodlands, Jean Riley (front l), of Balby and Kirsty Reeves, (front r), of Hexthorpe, have all shaved their hair to raise money for cancer research after family member, Sue Morton, (front centre), of Bentley was diagnosed with cancer. Picture: Andrew Roe
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IT started off as just a granddaughter who wanted to shave her head in honour of her grandmother diagnosed with cancer.

But, following her selfless plight, Kirsty Reeves was overwhelmed when her brave fundraising idea became a family affair as seven others also wanted to get their hair shaved off to show their full support.

The hair-raising experience was all in honour of Susan Morton, 61, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in October.

And it was courageous granddaughter Kirsty, 23, who wanted to do something to show her Bentley-based grandma that she was not alone in her fight against the disease, so she opted to have her long dark locks whipped off.

Kirsty, of Bramworth Road, Hexthorpe, also staged the head shave at Bentley Kirkby Avenue Primary School’s 100th birthday celebration event and summer fair.

The whole fundraiser has brought in an impressive £1,500 which will be going towards Cancer Research UK.

Kirsty told the Free Press: “It just started off as me getting my head shaved but then we ended up with eight of us altogether, it was fantastic.”

Kirsty would like to thank everyone for their generosity in donating to the special cause.