By Linda Foo Guest
IT WAS a close shave for a Wirral woman who had her hair shorn off in memory of her dad.
Laura Maguire held a fundraiser and shaved her locks away for Macmillan Cancer Support.
She raised £6,000 in memory of her dad Ronnie Whittenbury, 55, who sadly passed away on Valentine’s Day last year.
He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma 20 years ago which was terminal in November 2012.
He passed away just weeks before Laura’s wedding day when he would have given her away.
Ron was originally from Scotland and moved to Wirral in his early twenties where he met his wife, Debbie.
Laura, 30, from Claughton, has donated her tresses to the Little Princess Trust, a charity who provide real hair wigs to children who lose their hair through cancer treatment.
Laura, a passport office worker, said: “Dad was a true gentleman and an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He is my hero, he fought his battle with dignity.
“Family and friends came together for the charity night at Ashville Football Club to enjoy an evening of music, raffles and auctions, followed by my head shave.
“I chose to lose my hair because the men, women and children battling cancer every day do not have a choice. I wanted to do something to raise money and awareness.”
Lisa Wild, from Macmillan, added: “We are extremely grateful to Laura and all her family and friends who for raising such an amazing amount of money.”
To sponsor Laura, visit her just giving page at www.justgiv ing.com/laura- maguire2