A NORTH Yorkshire woman raised almost £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by having her hair shaved off.

Jodie Boldy, 31, of Low Bentham, said: "I lost my mum to cancer and my father also died suddenly and he had cancer at the time.

"So, if simply cutting off all my hair helps in just a small way then it’s worth it to support such a wonderful cause."

Her locks were cut by a hairdresser currently staying as a patient on Royal Lancaster Infirmary's oncology unit - where Mrs Boldy works as a nurse.

The hair has been donated to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs to children and young people with hair loss.

Mrs Boldy, who last year took part in the Lake District 'Mighty Hike' around Ullswater, also for Macmillan, said: “I was a little nervous beforehand as I had thick hair down to my backside, so it was going to be a drastic change.

"I'm still getting used to it and sometimes I forget I’ve had it done, but I've actually had quite a lot of compliments.

“I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. We have managed to raise lots of sponsor money so far and it feels good to be able to make a difference to someone's life.”

Since Macmillan began its 'Brave the Shave' campaign in 2015, more than £22 million in funds has been raised.

Visit https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/jodie-boldy to donate to Mrs Boldy's cause.