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Lesley shaves head in support of friend

LOYAL friend Lesley Roberts will have her long blonde locks chopped off to raise cash for a charity which continues to help her friend who is battling breast cancer.

In April this year mum-of-two Lianne Williams, 32, of Bagillt, was diagnosed with cancer. Lesley, who lives in Caerwys, told the Chronicle that her friend has remained brave and determined but losing her hair as a result of chemotherapy was a massive worry for her.

On Saturday Lesley, 31, is holding a fundraising event at the Royal Oak pub in Caerwys, where she will have her head shaved in aid of Breast Cancer Care Cymru. Her hair will also be donated to The Little Princess Trust which provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatments.

Lesley, who works as a nail technician, said: “I felt it would be good to go through that part with her and it is proving a fantastic way to raise funds for the charity.

“People have commented on how brave my intentions are, but really for me this is easy, it’s Lianne and those who are and have suffered this illness who are the brave ones!”

Although Lesley and Lianne both went to Holywell High School with only a school year between them, it wasn’t until Lesley met Bryn her now husband, 10 years ago that she met Lianne who was dating her childhood sweetheart, now husband, Ben – Bryn’s best friend.

Lesley added: “The four of us have had good times over the years we’ve known each other. Holidays, meals out and more recently fun times with our children. When Ben told us the sad news we were naturally in shock and deeply saddened. But Lianne being the amazing person she is has been so positive and determined to beat this that you can’t help but feel anything but admiration for her.”

Lesley is no stranger to fundraising for cancer charities and has taken part in sponsored runs raising cash for Cancer Research, Macmillan Nurses and St Kentigern after her dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer when she was younger.

She added: “When I found out about Lianne I just wanted to do more – another run just wasn’t enough.

“I have explained to my children that mummy is shaving her hair to help Aunty Lianne while she is poorly.

“Everyone is welcome to come along to the event and we hope to raise as much money as possible for this great charity.”

The family fun day and headshave will take place at the Royal Oak, Water Street, Caerwys from 2-6pm on Saturday. There will be a bouncy castle, facepainting, cake stall, tombola and raffle.

To sponsor Lesley visit www.justgiving.com/Lesley-Griffiths30.