A granddaughter has decided to 'Brave the Shave' in tribute to her nan, who sadly passed away during lockdown, losing her life to bowel cancer.

Gloria Kevern, of the Beacon area of Falmouth, sadly passed on May 9 aged 75, after battling cancer for most of her granddaughter Willow Parker-Murray's lifetime.

Willow, aged 24, and her partner Herb Suiter-Western, aged 27, of Blackwater, have set a date to shave their entire heads of hair off to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support in Gloria's memory.

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Gloria Kevern

Willow looked after Gloria for ten years before she went into Trevern Care Home in Falmouth, but was only able to see her once during the last months of her life after we went into lockdown on March 23.

Willow said: "My nan had cancer all of my life and before I was born. She was always some sort of fighter, she never gave up.

"She lived in the Beacon area of Falmouth and a lot of people knew her. She lived there for all of my life.

"She was very popular in her local community, and was so loved that local children would even call her 'Nan' or 'Gran'.

"She was kind to everybody, generous and helpful. If she could help somebody she would. If she could put herself out for someone she would.

"Looking after my nan for so long and watching her lose her hair sometimes was a lot for me.

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Willow and Herb are shaving their heads on August 28 in Blackwater.

Willow added: "My partner's doing the shave with me. I've got shoulder length hair but sadly it's not long enough to donate, or I would have done that.

"Our friend who's a hairdresser will be doing the shaving. We are going to sit on chairs side by side and he will take it in turns doing a little bit of time on each.

"A lot of people don't seem to like the idea of people getting their head shaved but I think it shows the brave side of facing cancer. To have hair is one thing and to lose it is another. We're hoping to raise £1,000.

"I hope it will bring my nan a last little bit of happiness."

You can donate to Willow and Herb's brave the shave here.