A WOMAN is having her head shaved in support of her granddaughter who’s battling a rare form of cancer.

Jackie Roberts, from Gwernaffield, is going bald to raise money for cancer charities, which are particularly close to hers and her family’s hearts.

This is because her granddaughter Lisa Jones, 32, is currently undergoing cancer treatment for triple negative breast cancer, a rare form of the disease.

And this comes after Lisa had already successfully fought off cervical cancer.

Lisa, a mum of three, was given the all clear following a cervical cancer diagnoses, only for it to return in the rare form of breast cancer.

As Lisa has lost her hair following chemotherapy, grandmother Jackie will have hers shaved and race her granddaughter to see whose hair will grow back the quickest.

The head shaving will take place on January 19 at 2pm, and there will be refreshments, a raffle and people can set up their own fundraising stalls.

Jackie will be out and about in the Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn with a sponsorship form if people want to donate. There is also a form in the Pantymwyn post office, so if you would like to support Jackie, nip in to the post office, sign up and drop your sponsorship money in the box.

Jackie Roberts said: “I wanted to help support Lisa in her treatment, and as she’s lost her hair with her chemotherapy, I wanted to have mine shaved to show support for her.

“It was then that I thought ‘why don’t we raise some money from this?’, and so have decided to make the head shaving more of an event by having refreshments, a raffle and other stalls.

“All the proceeds from the day will go to various cancer charities, and everyone is invited to set up their own stall for whatever cancer charity is closest to their heart.”

Anyone hoping to set up a stall on the day can contact Jackie on 01352 740889.