Harleston resident marks poignant anniversary by braving the shave

Valerie Warman, braves the shave for charity, with salon owner shaving her head is Louise Curry. ANL-150720-160844001
Valerie Warman, braves the shave for charity, with salon owner shaving her head is Louise Curry. ANL-150720-160844001
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A Harleston resident has marked a poignant milestone by braving the shave in memory of her late father — raising hundreds of pounds in the process.

Valerie Warman, said it was an “emotional” occasion at The Cutting Corner Salon in Harleston, on a day which marked one year since her father, Stanley Grimes, died after battling cancer.

Valerie Warman, braves the shave for charity, with salon owner shaving her head is Louise Curry. ANL-150720-160833001

Valerie Warman, braves the shave for charity, with salon owner shaving her head is Louise Curry. ANL-150720-160833001

Her efforts have helped raise nearly £600 for the Sandra Chapman Centre at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, which has also treated other members of her family.

Her hair will also be donated to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss as a result of cancer treatment.

“I’m getting used to it, it is a bit short,” she said. “It is different but I have raised nearly £600.

“This is the first time that I have done anything like this. I have a bad back and therefore don’t do the Race for Life.

Valerie Warman, braves the shave for charity, with salon owner shaving her head is Louise Curry. ANL-150720-160855001

Valerie Warman, braves the shave for charity, with salon owner shaving her head is Louise Curry. ANL-150720-160855001

“My hair was so long that I knew it needed a cut, but it was my father who did not want me to shave my head.

“It was one day when I was shaving his hair that he said to me ‘well, if you are doing to do it, you can donate your hair’ and that was the first time that I had the thought about doing it.”