A RUNCORN mum has had her head shaved to support her sister who is battling cancer.

Mum-of-two Linda Healey decided to shed her locks when she heard her sister Sheila Tristram, 70, could lose her hair through treatment.

Linda, 66, of The Hove, Murdishaw, said: “Our mum Maggie died when I was only 10 and Sheila was 15.

“We were separated as I went to live with my aunt and she went to live with gran but I have always looked on her as a motherly figure.

“She has always guided me through life.”

Mum-of-two Sheila was diagnosed with secondary cancer before Christmas and is now undergoing chemotherapy.

“She was a bit low about losing her hair so I said I’ll shave mine off and we’ll both be the same.

“I’d like to thank all my family and friends for their support.”

Linda has raised £120 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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