A Largs woman is braving the shave for charity to mark the anniversary of her husband receiving his last full blown chemo for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Jane Young is having her locks chopped for McMillan by hubby Hugh who has been living with non Hodgkins Lymphoma after being diagnosed in March 2017.

Jane, 51, said: "He had his last full blown chemotherapy on 10 August 2017 and I have chosen the anniversary of this as my shave day. All staff we have been lucky enough to meet have been absolutely brilliant right from the beginning when we were afraid of what we were facing.

"Their positive attitudes without exception have been inspiring and this has gone a long way to helping us face the future.

"My partner has coped really well with his chemo and subsequent maintenance therapy with very little in the way of side effects which I attribute to the research, training and skills of all staff involved.

"I want to do whatever I can to ensure that anyone else facing a similar situation can have such a positive experience as we have had."

So far Jane has raised £350 and is well on her way to reaching the £500 target and hopes that with some help from 'News' readers that they can beat that.

She added: "I grew up in Largs then lived in West Kilbride till 3 years ago when my partner and I moved to Lochwinnoch. He was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in March last year and had all his treatment at Crosshouse. To celebrate a year since his full blown chemotherapy finished he is shaving my head on 10th August in the Corner Bar in Lochwinnoch."

To donate, go online to bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/jane-young

Jane, who works as a care assistant at Erskine Care Home, and Hugh, who hails from Kilbirnie, works for DSM Nutritions in Dalry, are looking forward to the big event with family and friends. The couple lived in West Kilbride for 20 years.

They have four grown-up children, and friends and family have been playing their part in donations.

Lynn Mackay Matthew said: "Well done for signing up. Great causes." and Elizabeth Swan said: "Happy to support a great cause...well done Jane proud of you."

Hugh, 58, is delighted and proud that Jane is taking up the mantle for such an important cause, and is so impressed he is going to cut Jane's hair for the special occasion with scissors and clippers at the ready!