A HUSBAND and wife have raised hundreds of pounds by braving the shave to support their friend's cancer journey.

Kerry and Stephen Bishop, 59, from Dallam, raised more than £350 on Sunday by doing a sponsored head shave at The Poacher Pub on Gorse Covert Road, Birchwood.

The money will be donated to CANsupport who help people in the CANtreat centre, based in Halton Hospital in Runcorn, which aims to improve the quality of the treatment environment for cancer patients.

Kerry, 41, said: "A close friend of ours has gone through four lots of cancer and has had her treatments at the CANtreat centre.

"CANsupport is a volunteer run charity which supports the patients and their families while they are in the centre having their treatments.

"They are an invaluable service.

"They provide tea and coffee, toast and sandwiches to the patients while they are having their treatments."

The centre also provides infection resistant chairs for patients, which have a price tag of more than £600 each.

Kerry explained: "They are actually in need of another four chairs to replace some that can't be used due to being unable to clean them sufficiently to guard against infections.

"We need to help them to raise this cash to provide these and the rest of the support that CANsupport do."

The fundraising event also hosted a raffle, tombola, a cake stall and a book stall.

They invited Bugs Biz to bring a selection of exotic animals including snakes and tarantulas for entertainment.