Teenager’s head shave to raise money for charity helping her mum

Poppy Warren has her head shaved to raise money for the Big C charity after her mum has been diagnos

Poppy Warren has her head shaved to raise money for the Big C charity after her mum has been diagnosed for the second time with cancer. Pictured with her mum Denise. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A teenager has had her hair shaved to raise money for a charity which has helped during her mum's battle with cancer.

Poppy Warren has her head shaved to raise money for the Big C charity after her mum has been diagnos

Poppy Warren has her head shaved to raise money for the Big C charity after her mum has been diagnosed for the second time with cancer. l-r; Nan, Frances Shaw, Sister Holly Warren, Mum, Denise Warren and Poppy is in the front. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Poppy Warren, an apprentice hairdresser at the Lawrence Paul Hair and Beauty Salon in Long Stratton, has been thinking of having her hair cut off since she was 15. But the 18-year-old, from Caston, near Attleborough, said when her mum Denise was diagnosed for the second time with cancer it pushed her to go ahead with it and raise money for Big C.

She said: 'Eight years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer and in December [last year] she was diagnosed again with breast cancer in the bones. It has spread to her shoulder, hips and spine.

'It had been eight years and everything was fine and then a couple of months after she was diagnosed it kicked me to do something.

'Big C really helped my mum last time. There are other cancer charities but this one is a bit more personal.'


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Miss Warren had grown out her bob hairstyle in preparation for the shave which she said she was not nervous about.

So far she has raised more than £800 having originally set a target of £200.

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There to watch the head shave was Miss Warren's nan Frances, sister Holly and her mum.

She added: 'It is just hair and it will grow back.

'Her cancer is incurable but it is manageable. They can keep it under control.'

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