A NURSE from Low Bentham has raised more than £3,000 so far for Macmillan Cancer Support after having her long locks chopped off in memory of her parents and patients..

Jodie Boldy, 31, who only married her husband Patrick Stapleton in August, has so far smashed her target to raise much-needed funds for the charity to support people living with cancer.

Jodie, who has been a nurse for eight years, said: “I did this for my mum, dad and for all the lovely patients on the oncology unit where I work. I braved the shave to raise money for Macmillan who support a lot of my patients and also helped my family in the past.

“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 head was shaved by one of her patients, who is also a hairdresser, on the oncology unit where Jodie works administering chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.

Jodie’s hair has been donated to the Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss.

“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,” she said.

Do donate on Jodie’s fundraising page go to: https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/jodie-boldy