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  • Kerry loses her locks in memory of best pal, Sadie

    Tom Martin

    A CARD shop worker  got a charity chop in  the store  where she works in memory of her best friend who passed away following a battle with cancer.

    Kerry Furlong, 32, got ten inches of hair cut off at Card Factory, in the Strand shopping centre, and in doing so raised £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her pal, Sadie Moss who died in 2015 at the age of just 27 after she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma cancer.

    Ever since then Kerry has been fundraising for charity and this is her third charity hair cut. 

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    Kerry said: “We had been friends for ten years, and  Sadie spent seven of those years fighting osteosarcoma.

    “My first head shave was in 2014, when Sadie was diagnosed as terminal. Her friends and family endeavoured to raise money so she could go on a dream holiday to Japan and I raised £2,000.

    “With everyone working together, we raised £10,000 in total and Sadie had two amazing weeks there with her family. She had a fantastic time and fulfilled a life-long dream as she’d always wanted to go there. Sadly, Sadie passed away in 2015.

    “Since then I’ve decided to keep growing my hair out and donating it in her honour - this is my third hair donation in five years. I send the hair to Little Princess Trust, because they help children who've lost their hair following cancer treatment.

    “My latest fundraiser raised £300 and I was able to donate ten inches of hair to Little Princess Trust.

    “Macmillan Cancer Support is Card Factory's charity, and I wanted to do something for them as well.”

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