Islington woman shaves off hair to make pal’s big day

A Islington woman has shaved her head so a cancer-stricken friend can walk down the aisle with hair on her wedding day.

In a remarkable act of friendship, 29-year-old Miffy Grubb volunteered to chop her locks so close pal Ellie Jeffery, also 29, who is battling secondary breast cancer which has spread through her body, can have a full head of hair when she ties the knot in June.

In doing so, the student from Caledonian Road has also raised close to �5,000 for Action Against Cancer.

She said: “It felt like the right thing to do, to show solidarity and support while raising funds and awareness for the charity. I’m not one for running marathons, so I decided on doing this.”

Ellie, from Brixton, carried out the head shave last week and a hair artist friend will now make a weave from Miffy’s once shoulder-length, wavy locks.

Ellie, who is undergoing chemotherapy, said Miffy was one of the most “amazing” women she had ever met.

She continued: “Not only is this a massively brave and generous thing to do, it will also provide me with hair to use for a made-to-measure wig.

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“The plan was to invest in a real-hair weave that would be stuck on. They look more realistic but it’s very expensive and quite difficult to source good hair. Because of Miffy I now have the hair.”

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