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So on Friday, Claire Moorhouse, 36, and friends Jackie Ritchie, Heather Milner, Jean Baxendale, Elaine Cantrell, Yvonne Hirst, Michaela Hirst, Lizzie Hill, Annie Henderson, Ali Arharh-Stowe, Scapegoat Baptist Church minister Glenn Cannon and Phillip Rooker took to the barber’s chair at Kirkheaton Parish Centre to shave their heads to show their support for Jill Moorhouse.
Jill was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and given 18 months to three years to live.
Jill’s partner Claire was the one who came up with idea. She said: “Jill is having to undergo chemotherapy for the third time making this the second time she has lost her hair due to treatment, so this time we all wanted to show our support by losing ours too. We also decided it would be a great opportunity for us to raise a little money, so we are asking for sponsorship with all proceeds and donations to be given to Kirkwood Hospice ,who have supported us both through this difficult journey.”
When speaking to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner Jill said: ““It was fantastic. I kept pinching myself, I couldn’t quite believe that so many of our friends were all shaving their heads – it was very affecting.”
“Quite a lot of them had worry etched on their faces but they did it. Not one of my friends pulled out.”
“Moments like this are very precious. Each one of the 12 has been a lighthouse for me during all the darkness I have experienced.”
Together they have raised over £5000 for Kirkwood Hospice. Well done!
To see our previous story on Jill’s fundraising click here.