PICTURES: Charity head shave raises £2,100 for friend

Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50
Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

A woman is still raising money after doing a sponsored head shave for Pancreatic Cancer Action in memory of her best friend.

Karen Hill, 46, of Ham Road, Worthing, has raised more than £2,100 and donated her long red locks to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides natural wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

In April this year her friend and mother of four Jo Hammond, 50, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mrs Hill said: “We were extremely fortunate in the care that Jo received.

“It gave us very precious time, 26 more months with her in our lives.

“Throughout those months Jo was an inspiration and we were able to talk openly about our fears and we were extremely blessed to have shared so many more hugs, tears, laughter and love with her.

Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

“Jo held our hands throughout and prepared us all for a life without her.”

Karen said she is ‘gobsmacked’ to have raised more than £2,000.

“I am just so grateful to everyone who donated, sponsored and emptied their pockets .”

The money will go towards funding research into how to treat pancreatic cancer.

Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

“I had to do something. There’ll be many other things going on in memory of Jo.”

To donate visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Karen-Hill07.

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Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

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Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

Karen Hill, 46, from Worthing, shaved her head to raise money in memory of her friend Jo Hammond, who died of pancreatic cancer aged 50

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