Pub worker braves the shave in honour of loved ones

Shani before
Shani before

A pub worker whose loved ones battled cancer braved the shave in their honour.

Mum-of-one Shani Williams, 46, saw her shoulder-length hair cropped at the Mort Arms, Tyldesley, where she works behind the bar.

Shani Williams with pub landlady Vicki Wrigley and landlord Ryan Tereszczuk

Shani Williams with pub landlady Vicki Wrigley and landlord Ryan Tereszczuk

She said: “I know so many people affected by cancer, including my grandma, aunt and step-grandad. It only occurred to me after I’d done it that for people going through chemotherapy, losing their hair can be such a hard part of the treatment.

So it made it doubly relevant to do this.”

More than £2,600 was raised for The Christie, with just over £1,000 coming from an event at the pub when she went under the clippers, featuring a band and a raffle.

Shani was particularly keen to support the charity as the Mort Arms is part of the Joseph Holt Brewery, which has a long history with the world-famous cancer hospital.