WHEN a family friend was diagnosed with cancer, one woman was determined to make her feel less alone.

Kim Banks, from Culcheth, has shaved her head, raising almost £3,000 for The Teenage Cancer Trust while helping her friend's daughter.

She explained: "My friends daughter has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma- she's only 18.

"She's lost her hair and I didn't want her to be on her own."

Kim braved the shave at The Village Club Culcheth with support from the community.

She said: "It's our local pub and it's always busy on a Sunday, there was about 150 people there.

"I had raised £1,900 but the day after it shot up to £2,800!

"My target was only £1,500 so I have doubled it."

Kim said that people are complimenting her new look and it even saves her time getting ready in the morning.

To donate to Kim's efforts, visit her

JustGiving page.