A KEIGHLEY woman about to undergo chemotherapy raised £1,800 by braving the shave.

Margaret Hodgson wanted to choose how she shed her hair instead of waiting to lose it to the cancer treatment.

She was surrounded by family and friends as she went under the razor at the Hairavanti salon in Cavendish Street.

Joining her were her husband of 44 years Andrew, son Lee Hodgson with partner Pete Winfield, and daughter Claire Krajnyk with husband Wayne.

Also wearing the green supporters’ T-shirts were granddaughters Darcie, seven, and Billie, three, and Margaret’s sister Barbara and June.

Margaret, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal/stomach cancer, set out to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, who have helped her and her family in recent weeks.

She is due to undergo chemotherapy followed by an operation to remove a large tumour.

Claire said: “I want to give a special thanks to Nino and Carmella Risidi of Hairavanti for doing the shave, letting us have it at their salon and for the compassion and support shown to my mum.”

Visit bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/margaret-hodgson to make a donation.