Elaine’s a cut above

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A St Helens Council worker proved to be a cut above after having her head shaved to support a friend who is fighting colon cancer.

Colleagues of Elaine Caudwell, a Safeguarding Secretary for Children and Young People's Services, gathered at Atlas House as she said good-bye for now to her hair by taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave.’

Elaine's date with the dubbers coincided with her friend back in South Africa, Liezl Cassisa undergoing life-saving surgery.

Having raised an impressive £920 for Macmillan so far, Elaine is looking to reach the £1000 mark this weekend.

Elaine said: “Even though we’re so far way, I wanted to show Liezl that I’m right behind her every step of the way as she battles cancer.

“It may sound like a brave move to have your head shaved, but it’s nothing compared to what cancer patients go through.”

“I’m completely overwhelmed by the support shown and I’d like to thank everyone for their generous contributions.”

Donations can be made online by visiting: https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/elaine-caudwell/