A Sherburn in Elmet Villager is set to take part in the Macmillan Brave the Shave campaign. Katie Steel, who is 69 years old, is one of the eldest participants taking part in the fundraising, where she is having her hair cut and shaved to raise money for the charity. Katie is doing the shave in honor of her good friend Karen Matlas, who sadly lost her battle with cancer just recently. Katie is a regular volunteer in the village, and is part of the Sherburn Visiting Scheme, she is aiming to raise £1000 for the charity. So far Katie has raised £400 towards her target, and has a few more weeks to go until the big chop.
The shave will be carried out by local hairdresser Jeanette Moran, who will be cutting Katie’s hair at the Swan pub on Friday the 30th at 10.30am, where landlady Kathleen Booth will also be serving teas, coffee and cakes for the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning at the same time.
Donations can be made at Sherburn Library, on the day or to the Sherburn Visiting Scheme.