Lowestoft woman overwhelmed by local generosity after head shave for Hannah Coffill

Nikki Capell with her partner Anthony Pacini after braving the shave on Lowestoft high street. Pictu

Nikki Capell with her partner Anthony Pacini after braving the shave on Lowestoft high street. Picture: Courtesy of Nikki Capell - Credit: Archant

A Lowestoft woman has expressed her delight after local people rallied around her as she underwent a charity head shave in the town centre.

Nikki was raising money for Hannah Coffill, whose battle with cancer caused her to go blind earlier

Nikki was raising money for Hannah Coffill, whose battle with cancer caused her to go blind earlier this year. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Nikki Capell was fundraising to help Hannah Coffill - whose battle with cancer caused her to go blind this year - to visit a Berlin clinic where there is a chance of sight restoration.

On Saturday, September 30, Miss Capell encouraged the public to cut off hair for £2, before having the final strands shaved off.

Nikki's stepson William cuts off a bunch of hair. Picture: Courtesy of Nikki Capell

Nikki's stepson William cuts off a bunch of hair. Picture: Courtesy of Nikki Capell - Credit: Archant

The 34-year-old raised £675, taking her total to nearly £1400.

'The experience was incredible and to raise so much is remarkable,' said Miss Capell.

Nikki was raising money for Hannah Coffill, whose battle with cancer caused her to go blind earlier

Nikki was raising money for Hannah Coffill, whose battle with cancer caused her to go blind earlier this year. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

'It was so lovely that Hannah came and held my hand. I've only known her for two weeks and already she has a special place in my heart. We're friends for life.

'Hannah told me I was brave and I replied 'I'm not brave - look at what you're going through!''

Hannah was there to show her support for Nikki. Courtesy of Nikki Capell

Hannah was there to show her support for Nikki. Courtesy of Nikki Capell - Credit: Archant

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