Sutton women brave the shave and raise £460 for charity in support of friend following breast cancer diagnosis

PUBLISHED: 12:40 19 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:45 19 November 2019

Five friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bonnie Clayton Keiller, Sorcha Rayner, Shelley Young, Britt Youket and Lucy Amos-John. Picture: OLIVER'S BARBER SHOP SUTTON

Five friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bonnie Clayton Keiller, Sorcha Rayner, Shelley Young, Britt Youket and Lucy Amos-John. Picture: OLIVER'S BARBER SHOP SUTTON

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Five friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sutton friends brave the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Top row: Tash Sadler, Sorcha Rayner, Shelley Young, Nicola Streeting, Brian Watson and Lucy Amos-John. Bottom row: Bonnie Clayton Keiller and Britt Youket. Picture: OLIVER'S BARBER SHOP SUTTONSutton friends brave the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Top row: Tash Sadler, Sorcha Rayner, Shelley Young, Nicola Streeting, Brian Watson and Lucy Amos-John. Bottom row: Bonnie Clayton Keiller and Britt Youket. Picture: OLIVER'S BARBER SHOP SUTTON

Britt Youket, Sorcha Rayner, Lucy Amos-John and Bonnie Clayton Keiller lost their locks at Oliver's barber shop in Sutton to help their friend Shelley Young feel more empowered following her diagnosis.

Two members of staff at the barbershop, Tash Sadler and Nicola Streeting, also had some of their hair chopped off as well as Sutton resident Brian Watson who decided to get involved after he read about the fundraiser on social media.

Britt, who set up a GoFundMe page with a target of £500 last week, said: "We did the shave alongside one of our friends from the village, who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Five friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Top: Sorcha Rayner, Shelley Young and Lucy Amos-John. Bottom: Bonnie Clayton Keiller and Britt Youket. Picture: OLIVER'S BARBER SHOP SUTTONFive friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Top: Sorcha Rayner, Shelley Young and Lucy Amos-John. Bottom: Bonnie Clayton Keiller and Britt Youket. Picture: OLIVER'S BARBER SHOP SUTTON

"She is a single mother of three and will be off work for some time as she goes through treatment. We are doing this not only to show our support during this tough time, but to help her feel more empowered.

"Being told you have cancer is utterly devastating alone, but then comes the heart breaking realisation that this awful disease is going to strip you of everything including parts of your identity; most noticeably, your hair.

"There is strength in numbers, and together we can fight this fight together. Huge shout out to Oliver's for helping us with this! Thank you for your support and donation of services."

Five friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Picture: OLIVER'S BARBER SHOP SUTTONFive friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Picture: OLIVER'S BARBER SHOP SUTTON

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Five friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. These hats were made by Jane Bidston Currah, who lives in the village. Picture: BRITT YOUKETTFive friends from Sutton braved the shave to raise £460 for charity after one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. These hats were made by Jane Bidston Currah, who lives in the village. Picture: BRITT YOUKETT

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