Published: 09/07/2017 08:00 - Updated: 07/07/2017 19:50

Ross-shire woman to brave the shave for cancer fundraiser in memory of dad

Eleanor Stewart will lose her locks in a bid to raise £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Eleanor Stewart will lose her locks in a bid to raise £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
A ROSS-SHIRE woman is preparing to shave off her hair in tribute to her late father and to support others facing cancer. 
Eleanor Stewart has committed herself to Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave campaign in memory of her dad, Freddy.
The Dingwall man passed away three years ago after a battle with cancer. 
A former welder at Nigg, he later went into the smoked salmon industry some 30 years ago and was production manager at Edinburgh Smoked Salmon before going to work at Wisco in Stornoway in 1997.
After he was diagnosed with leukaemia he worked for a few years as a security agent at Stornoway Airport.
Eleanor's dad Freddy passed away after a battle with cancer.
Eleanor's dad Freddy passed away after a battle with cancer.
Eleanor (21), a care worker at Fodderty House, returned home from Lewis with her mum after the death of her dad and now stays in Conon Bridge.
She said: “I am doing the Brave to Shave and shaving off all of my hair for Macmillan Cancer Support because most people like me take it for granted and forget that there are much bigger things to worry about rather than having hair. 
“Hair loss is probably of little concern to those undergoing chemotherapy.
"I am also doing it because my dad had cancer and passed away three years ago now and for all the other people that are out there fighting it. It’s also for a good cause so please donate and help me reach my target.”
She has set herself a £500 target and is poised to have her head shaved on August 22.
So far this year, 1874 people have signed up for the challenge for Macmillan which offers support for people affected by cancer. 
Eleanor has set up a Brave the Shave page to allow online donations. The page can be viewed at: https:/bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/eleanor-stewart
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