Joanna plans cuppas - and a cut

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At a fundraising coffee morning in Todmorden next week, the organiser will also help a children’s cancer charity by having her head shaved.

Joanna Cooper is hosting the Christie Coffee Morning, to raise awareness of the cancer centre and its work at Laurel’s Cafe, Water Street, Todmorden, on September 14.

And during the event, which begins at 11am, Joanna is being sponsored to have her head shaved, with the hair being doanted to the Little Princess charity, which makes wigs for children who havelost their hair while undergoing treatment for cancer.

Joanna is expected to be “in the chair” to have her hair cut off at around 1pm.

She said the Christie hospital had been pioneering cancer research breakthroughs for more than 100 years and is the largest cancer centre in Europe.

Treating more than 40,000 patients each year, Christie was the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.

Based in Manchester, with radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Salford, it is a national specialist, treating 25 per cent of its patients from around the country’

Joanna said all proceeds from the coffee morning will go to the Christie charity, and people can contribute to her total by calling in for a cuppa or logging on to her Just Giving site online - https://www.justgiving.com/Joanna-Cooper25/

You can find out more about the Christie NHS Foundation Trust and its centres by centre by logging on to www.christie.nhs.uk

You can find out more about the work of the Little Princess Trust by logging on to www.littleprincesses.org.uk