£1,000 is raised by head shave in Thornton pub

Francesca Drake pictured during the event

Francesca Drake pictured during the event

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A woman was given a close shave, raising more than £1,000 for a cancer charity.

Francesca Drake had her head shaved at the Great Northern pub in Thornton on Sunday and collected £1,000.52.

Miss Drake, 33, has also gathered almost £600 from a online fundraising appeal.

All the cash will go to Cancer Research UK.

The head shave was the main event of a family fun day held at the pub, which continued indoors due to the wet weather.

Miss Drake, of Alpine Rise, Thornton, said: “It’s still a bit of a shock that I’ve had my head shaved.

“I was really chuffed with how much has been raised but getting my head shaved was a one-off.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/Francesca-Drake1/2.

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