October 13, 2014 10.52 am This story is over 86 months old

Lincoln optician gets the chop for breast cancer charity

Gone before your eyes: Lincoln opticians assistant Cheryl Flint will lose her locks this week for Breast Cancer Care.

Customers of a Lincoln opticians witnessed brave staff member Cheryl Flint sacrifice her brunette locks in store this week, to help raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

The event on Thursday, October 16, saw optical assistant Cheryl Flint, 38, turn up to work at the Specsavers store in Morrisons supermarket on Tritton Road, equipped with a shaver and a collection bucket.

Cheryl is also raising money through her JustGiving page.

In for the chop.

In for the chop.

Alongside the headshave the store hosted a bake sale, silent auction for a round of golf at Woodhall Spa and a Raffle with prizes, including afternoon tea at Branston Hall and tickets to the Kinema in the Woods.

Staff hope to have raised at least £1000 for the charity.

Mother-of-two Cheryl, from Potterhanworth, said: “I chose to do a head shave challenge for Breast Cancer Care to support all the women who do not have a choice in the matter.

“One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and the charity does so much to support them.”

After the event she added: “As the time of the shave drew closer the nerves picked up.

“It was great to see so many people there cheering me on, including family, friends and colleagues.”

Store Director of the Specsavers store on Tritton Road, Paul Hurdley also voiced his support.

He added: “Cheryl is extremely brave to do this. She holds the Breast Cancer Care charity close to her heart and it is great she is able to do this to support them and raise awareness in the process.”

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