A chef who decided just two weeks ago she would publicly shave her head in aid of a cancer charity said being bald will make her kitchen work a lot cooler.
Sharron Sims, who works at the House of Fraser’s Cafe Zest in Friars Square Shopping Centre, attracted a crowd which looked on while her locks were shaved off as part of the national Brave to Shave initiative from Macmillan Cancer Support.
The 27-year-old said: “It’s such a big organisation – everyone knows who they are as soon as it rolls off the tongue. Their work is irreplaceable.”
Sharron, of Tiverton Crescent, Savernake, Aylesbury, said her uncle Dave Penson – in his 60s and originally from Princes Risborough – had recently been given the all clear after being struck down by the condition.
She said: “But I’m doing this in everyone’s honour, not just his. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected by this disease in some way.”
After some encouragement from friends, Sharron only decided to take on the challenge just two weeks ago, but has already raised more than £345 – exceeding her original target of £200.
Not content with just going bald, she is having her hair dyed black and green in honour of the charity’s signature colours before she heads off to a music festival next weekend.
To donate, click here to visit the Shave or Style website and click on Brave Shavers before searching ‘Sharron Sims’.