A Margate teenager has completely shaved off her long locks in memory of a special person

Elizabeth before the shave and with her nan Joan

A Margate teenager has completely shaved off her long hair to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her nan.

Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Bell aimed to raise £300 but has already smashed through that target with a total so far of £686.

The Hartsdown Sixth-former, who works in Savers, went under the razor this month in memory of nan Joan Bell.

The shave took place at the Lord Byron pub in Margate.

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She said: “The reason I’m doing this is because I lost my nana, my best friend and the person that meant the most to me in the world to cancer.

“It changed mine and my family’s life so much, our lives will never be the same. People say it gets easier as time goes on but it doesn’t, you just learn to live with it and every day is still as hard as the first.

“My nana is not the only person my family has lost to this horrible illness, we also lost my Aunty Liz. I wasn’t born when we lost my aunty but from what I’ve heard she was an amazing woman and I would’ve been lucky to of met her.

“I’m doing this for a good cause and anyone who knows me knows how much I love my hair, so any donations would mean a lot.”

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