A mother-of-four from Sprowston is shaving her hair off to raise money for sufferers of cancer.

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Emma Hunter, 34, works as a stock controller in a supermarket and had the idea of doing a sponsored head shave to help raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

She is no stranger to fundraising as last year she raised £300 by cutting 15 inches from her hair, donating it to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children who lose their hair to cancer treatment.

She said: “The massive respect I have for people fighting cancer is all I have to offer. They are the strongest people anyone could know. It’s about time we took control of cancer.

“I have lost members of my family and also friend’s families have lost a lot too. It’s an awful illness and I feel that it seems to be taking too many lives.”

Ms Hunter has already raised £779 - well above her £100 target.

The head shave is taking place tomorrow (Saturday) at around 2pm at the Castle Mall in Norwich. Local boxer Danny Macintosh will also be making an appearance.

• To sponsor her visit www.justgiving.com/emma-hunter10.

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