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Halstead: Charity pair set for close shave
1:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A support worker who has been given the all clear after being diagnosed with cervical cancer is having her head shaved for charity.
Emma Bakers, 32, of Churchill Avenue, Halstead, will be joined by Katie Saltzer, 23, at Julian Cutter in the High Street tomorrow where the pair will have their locks chopped off.
The duo, who have already bought beanie hats to protect their shaved heads from the cold weather, are hoping to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.
They decided to raise money after Miss Bakers was told by doctors that they had found cancerous cells in a routine smear test in October last year.
After undergoing operations she was given the all clear a few months later.
She said: “They said I was very lucky.
“When I was diagnosed the first thought that went through my head was of Jade Goody as we have all seen the stages of it as she went through [cervical cancer].
“My mum was in the room with me and she was more upset than me as I had convinced myself it was going to be bad news.
“When I was given the all clear I just burst into tears.
“I do feel extremely lucky and so I thought to myself that I wanted to do something for Cancer Research.”
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