IT’S been a close shave for Ellie Thompson as she supports a friend with cancer.

The 49-year-old Langford Village, Bicester, resident had her head shaved to raise cash for Maggie’s cancer care centre at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital.

The Oxford Times:

Almost there...

The charitable effort was in support of friend Dorothy Thomas, who is battling breast cancer.

Ms Thompson, who works with Ms Thomas at Langford Village School, said: “We have so far raised £1,800 in two weeks which is quite overwhelming.”

The forest school leader said: “I don’t like the feel of it, it is quite cold, but supporting my friend has been lovely and it has given her a focus as well. It has made something fun out of being unwell.”

The Oxford Times:

Looking good

Maggie’s Oxford offers practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families.