It’s a close shave for Stephanie in cancer mission

L-R:-   Katie Liddy from Hair and Beauty by Kate (cutter), Steph Harness (cuttee) and Susan Ashmoreholdsworth. EMN-140311-124030001

L-R:- Katie Liddy from Hair and Beauty by Kate (cutter), Steph Harness (cuttee) and Susan Ashmoreholdsworth. EMN-140311-124030001

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Stephanie Harness freely admits her hair is “her pride and joy.”

Not any more, though.

She had the whole lot shaved off last Sunday - but for a very good cause.

Stephanie is just one of the many people involved in fundraising efforts for Susan Ashmore-Holdsworth.

As a former landlady of the Black Horse pub in Coningsby’s High Street, Susan is a well know figure.

However, she has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Susan is hoping to undergo a ‘NanoKnife’ operation - a pioneering new treatment for cancer sufferers - which is not available on the NHS.

Several fundraising activities have been planned, including Stephanie’s head shave which took place at the Black Horse.

Stephanie, 27, said: “I think it’s fair to say my hair is my pride and joy and I’ll be lost without it.

“But when you think what Sue is going through, it’s the least I can do.

“She is a battler. She’s a wonderful person and a great friend to a lot of people.

“We all just want her to get better and hopefully, the ‘NanoKnife’ treatment will be a big help.”

Other fundraising events include raffles and car boot sales.

Stephanie could certainly have done with her long hair this winter .

She has just left her job as a care worker to become a dairy farmer - cold mornings and all.

*Susan has set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ page and donations can also be made on Stephanie’s Facebook page.