A GROUP of friends have raised £12,000 after shaving their heads in support of a pal diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The Baldy Birds, a group of four friends from Wirral, all had their heads shaved on Saturday in a bid to raise enough money to send Lisa Williams, 33, and her family on a dream holiday to Disneyworld in Florida.
Teacher Lisa, who is originally from Moreton but now lives in Whitby near Ellesmere Port, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2011 and underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy before being given the all clear in October.
But in June a scan found the cancer had spread to her liver and lungs and the mum-of-one was told it was incurable.
Lisa’s friends Sarah Bell, Steph Humphreys and Joanna Pemberton and cousin Jill McCoy all had their heads shaved in front of passers by in Liverpool One on Saturday.
Sarah said: “The day was fantastic, we had a great crowd and there were loads of people there to see us.
“We had Chris Cairns compering and Ultrasound Discos doing the music.
“Staff from Voodou Hair did the shave and they were brilliant.”
As a surprise for the women Lisa got wigs for them all.
Sarah said: “It was absolutely lovely of her and just shows what a thoughtful person she is.”
Sarah said the group were getting used to losing their hair.
She said: “Our heads are freezing and everyone was particularly nervous about the first day back in work.”
And Lisa’s male friends got involved in fundraising as well by having their bodies waxed.
Sarah said: “We raised more than £2,000 just from people donating in Liverpool One and with all the events we have a total of about £12,000.
“We’re not sure yet if that will be enough to send Lisa to Disneyworld because we don’t know how much the insurance will be.”
To donate go to www.gofundme.com/Baldy-Birds-for-Lisa.