Drama school student from Ipswich braves the shave for charity

Emily Wood during the head shave to raise money for Bloodwise. Picture: EMILY WOOD

Emily Wood during the head shave to raise money for Bloodwise. Picture: EMILY WOOD - Credit: Archant

A student from Ipswich has had her head shaved for a second time for charity.

Emily who lives in Ipswich never thought she would brave the shave again but after getting involved with Bloodwise she felt compelled to help.

She said: ”I became a fan of the West End musical The Girls which tells the true story of Angela Baker, and the loss of her husband John to leukaemia. Bloodwise needed volunteers to hold collections after the shows, so I decided to get involved.

“Meeting Angela and other volunteers who bravely shared their stories of living with leukaemia opened my eyes to what an important charity it is.”

Emily, who will join the Royal School of Speech and Drama in London in October, last shaved her head in 2013 to help raise money for Cancer Research UK after a family member had a double mastectomy.

Emily’s target is to raise £1,000. To donate, Just giving page.