A CAREWORKER from Bingley who braved the shave in memory of lost loved ones has said they would all be "proud" to see her today.

Joanne Gage, who lost her mother in law six years ago to cancer, was surrounded by friends, colleagues and family for the fundraiser at Five Rise Nursing Home.

The carer is yet to total up the donations but believes she has raised more than £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joanne said: "On the day I was really nervous and apprehensive.

"We did it downstairs in the main lounge area so residents could watch. There were a lot of staff there to support me, my husband, sons, both grandchildren.

"He (Joanne's husband) said he was proud of me and that it was worth doing it."

Joanne, who said she wants to do another charity shave once her locks grow back, is now encouraging others to 'brave the shave'.

She said: "If they can do it then do it.

"It's a great way to raise money.

"Thank you to everyone for all the donations."