In support of her older brother Ben, April Taylor had her head shaved....and what's more, it was Ben who did the shaving!
April and friend Hayley Spencer, organised an evening of live music, family fun, face painting and beauty treatments, cakes sales and a raffle - and at the centre of it all was April's 'Brave the Shave'. And the head shaving bug caught on with April's friend Alex also agreeing to have his head shaved following a generous sponsorship donation from his boss!
The whole event was to fundraise for Brain Tumour Support and Macmillan, as both charities have been central to the support that Ben, April and their family have received over the past 5 years.
You can read more of Ben and April's story on April's 'Brave the Shave' sponsorship page, which is also still open for donations.
It is understandable why this event was such a meaningful and emotional one.
It was also special in its joint recognition of Brain Tumour Support and Macmillan since our current working partnership, through our regional Brain Tumour Support Workers, is proving very successful and enabling us to reach the ever growing number of families in need of our support.