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Newtown sisters ‘brave the shave’!!

Two supportive sisters have raised more than £4,800 for cancer patients in honour of their sister who bravely underwent her own cancer battle.

Jayne Bright, from Knighton, and Sally Jordan, from Rodington, shaved their heads to raise money for us earlier this summer.

When the idea of shaving their heads was suggested, the sisters said to one another: “I’ll do it if you’ll do it”.

Jayne and Sally were inspired to shave their heads after their sister, Anne Jones from Newtown, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2019. Due to Covid-19, their fundraising ambition was postponed but in July they braved the shave.

Anne received treatment in 2019 at the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre and is now in remission. She now volunteers for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund’s LiveLife Cancer Awareness Service which raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and how to seek treatment.

Jayne and Sally shaved their heads in front of a hundred family and friends at Jayne’s local pub The Wharf Inn, Felindre.

Sally said: “Seeing everyone’s emotions was much harder than having our heads shaved.” With Jayne adding: “I loved it, I just loved it.”

The sisters raised a total of £4,847.13 for Lingen Davies with funds coming from their Just Giving Page, sponsorship forms and a collection bucket on the day. They also had a barbeque and a raffle, which Anne was in charge of .

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