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A teenager from Harleston has braved the shave for charity

PUBLISHED: 19:00 19 February 2018

13-year-old Ruby 'braved the shave' to raise money for cancer research. Picture: Contributed

13-year-old Ruby 'braved the shave' to raise money for cancer research. Picture: Contributed

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A teenager has raised more than £700 for Cancer Research UK by having her head shaved.

13-year-old Ruby 'braved the shave' to raise money for cancer research. Picture: Contributed13-year-old Ruby 'braved the shave' to raise money for cancer research. Picture: Contributed

On Saturday, February 17, Ruby McCabe, from Harleston had her shoulder length hair shaved off in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Following the dramatic haircut the 13-year-old took to Instagram to say she had been inspired to ‘brave the shave’ by her family and friends and the many moving stories she has heard.

She said: “Cancer is something that so many of us have been affected by, whether it’s us or a friend, a family member or simply someone we saw on TV.

“We have all experienced it, or will, so we must make positive changes, then together we may someday be able to beat it and other terrible diseases.”

So far Ruby has raised almost £800 and is hoping to reach a total of £1000 for Cancer Research UK.

To donate visit: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/rubys-giving-page-6

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