A mum from Weaverham has shaved her head in memory of her daughter Cheryl who died at St Luke’s Hospice earlier this year.

Cheryl, or ‘Chezzie’ as she was known by her family and friends, was a mother of two and only 46 when she died of cancer. Her Mum Sue Winnington said: “Chezzie wasn’t just my daughter, but my friend and support – we even worked together as she was a reception teacher and I was her TA. When she was diagnosed she was sent over to St Luke’s which she called her ‘safe haven and a place of peace.

“Chezzie’s friends and I were going to do the Bubble Rush in her memory, but unfortunately that was cancelled due to Covid-19. I have thought long and hard about what to do in my daughter’s memory instead of the Bubble Rush. Our family have always had long, swishing locks, so I’ve decided to shave mine off to raise money for St Luke’s.”

So far Sue’s head shave has raised more than £1,700 for St Luke’s Hospice. Angela Slack, Community Partnerships Manager at St Luke’s, said: “We are very grateful for Sue’s bravery to shave her head in memory of her daughter, Cheryl. Thank you to Sue and everyone who donated to her head shave, she has managed to raise an incredible amount which will help our nurses to continue caring for local people like Cheryl.”

If you would like to donate to Sue, you can visit her JustGiving page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/susan-winnington