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Hermitage woman Braves the Shave

Liberating charity fundraising experience

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


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Hermitage woman Braves the Shave

A HERMITAGE woman has urged others to take part in the August Brave the Shave for charity.

Christina Strunks, a firm advocate of the Brave the Shave campaign in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, hosted a recent head shave fundraiser at Ye Olde Red Lion in Chieveley.

Miss Strunks said her own Brave Shave, carried out at the pub by Helen Kuijpers and Annette Welch, had proved “quite a weird sensation” and added that it felt liberating.

She said: “It is great on a hot day, as we are having now; so easy to care for and no more worries about a bad hair or ruining my hairdo in an open top sports car.”

Miss Strunks said that reactions had been overwhelmingly positive.

“People are definitely curious and wondering.

“Maybe they are wondering if perhaps I have had chemotherapy, in which case, then awareness has been heightened,” she said. 

“Depending on how it grows back, and I’ve no idea, I may even keep it short – not quite this short but not as long as before.

“I reckon it’s grown a couple of millimetres during the week.”

Miss Strunks’ Brave Shave  raised  £1,215 for the charity which far exceeded her target of £500. 

Anyone wanting to take up the Brave the Shave, August challenge will receive a welcome pack and T-shirt after signing up at

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